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Malin, Lydia; Jacob, Marita – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Gender segregation in vocational education and training (VET) in different occupations is observed in many European countries. This occupational gender segregation depends on -- among other factors -- the initial occupational aspirations of adolescents. While previous research has mainly focused on individual-level explanations and on the family…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Occupational Aspiration, Vocational Education
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Wang, Anyi; Guo, Dong – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
This paper uses a Probit regression model to empirically examine the characteristics of participants in upper-secondary technical and vocational education (TVE), relative to upper-secondary academic schools. Using a nationally representative dataset from China, this study finds that compared with academic schools, participants of upper-secondary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Socioeconomic Status, Equal Education
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Seidel, Katja – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
This paper analyses the effect of a secondary job on the intention to quit an apprenticeship in Germany. For the empirical approach, the representative German, firm-level study 'BIBB Survey Vocational Training from the Trainees Point of View 2008' conducted by the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) is used. In this…
Descriptors: Intention, Dropouts, Apprenticeships, Burnout
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Linder Eknor, Eleonor – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
This study scrutinises the production of bodies in skin and spa therapy education and training. More specifically, it focuses on how bodies are produced when participants are positioned and position themselves in classroom interaction and interviews. Drawing on a post-structural approach, inspired by Butler, regularities of description and…
Descriptors: Human Body, Therapy, Gender Differences, Classroom Communication
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Ledman, Kristina; Rosvall, Per-Åke; Nylund, Mattias – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Sweden is internationally commended for a high degree of gender equality, but many divisions in Swedish society, including the labour market, disadvantage women. This paper addresses gendered divisions of preparation for civic participation in the vocational upper secondary national curricula, which may participate in reproduction of the pattern.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Gender Differences, Sex Stereotypes
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Beicht, Ursula; Walden, Günter – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
The topic of the present paper is how successful young people from a migration background in Germany are in making the transition to initial vocational education and training (VET). Particular emphasis is placed on interactions with social origin and gender. The analyses are based on the 2011 BIBB Transitional Study, a representative survey of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Migrant Education, Transitional Programs
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Christodoulou, Michael – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
The ideal-typical distinction of normal/choice biography has been adopted by many youth researchers over the last 17 years as a means of approaching how vocational adolescents take decisions in a context in which life transitions are reversible and unsafe. In this article, we aim to show that this distinction is overestimated, by focusing on a…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Vocational Schools, Interviews, Biographies
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Steno, Anne Mia; Friche, Nanna – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2015
The purpose of this article is to examine how media-generated professional identities in the culinary sector are reflected in Danish male cookery students' narratives about their own identity, experiences and expectations about the trade. Hence, this study takes its starting point in studies that show how the broad popularity of the culinary…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Role Models, Masculinity, Males
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Taylor, Alison; Hamm, Zane; Raykov, Milosh – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2015
This paper provides a view of the experiences of former high school apprentices in Canada. Conceptually, we draw on the work of Bourdieu with particular attention to vocational habitus, as well as feminist writers who discuss the gendered construction of skill and gender relations in the workplace and family. Empirically, we present our analysis…
Descriptors: Females, Apprenticeships, Learning Experience, High School Students
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Jørgensen, Christian Helms – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2015
The last two decades have seen an increasing political concern in the high dropout rates and low performance in education of boys compared to girls--at times in the form of a "moral panic". This has also been the case in Denmark where "the boy problem" in education now is placed high on the agenda of education policy. The…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Student Attrition, Males, Gender Differences
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Haasler, Simone R.; Gottschall, Karin – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2015
Reconstructing the parallel structure of "dual" and "school-based" vocational routes reveals the close connection between the German vocational training system and the segmentation of the labour market by gender. The example of jobs in childcare and pre-primary education shows that the legacy of semi-professionalism in these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Models, Vocational Education
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Rehn, Helena; Eliasson, Eva – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2015
Based on the increasing demands for vocational training in upper secondary school to adapt to workplace conditions, the aim of this article is to explore vocational teachers' conceptions regarding vocational knowledge. Drawing on a social constructionist perspective, this study analysed data from 17 interviews. The study showed how power dynamics,…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Secondary School Students, Education Work Relationship, Teacher Attitudes