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Cascón-Pereira, Rosalía; Moral Martín, José David; Brunet Icart, Ignasi – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Innovation has been at the forefront of the reforms and changes in the vocational education and training (VET) system in Spain and is defined as a necessary competence to be developed in students to improve their adaptation to the work context. However, there is still only limited knowledge about the role VET plays in the innovation process. Given…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Innovation, Vocational Education, Student Attitudes
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Beckers, Jorrick; Dolmans, Diana H.J.M.; Knapen, Michelle M.H.; Van Merriënboer, Jeroen J.G. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Teacher coaching is essential to support self-directed learning, but requires a lot of time and energy. This mixed-methods study investigated the effects of using an e-portfolio with a self-coaching protocol and limited teacher coaching on the development of self-directed learning skills and motivation. With regard to self-directed learning,…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Student Motivation, Feedback (Response), Student Needs
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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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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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Morgan, Sethlyn; Yazdanparast, Atefeh; Rawski, Greg – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
This article describes how a small private business school, accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, reengineered its career services programme to become a premier programme in the United States. Drawing on theory of involvement, the research gives business schools a strategy to improve business career placement…
Descriptors: Business Schools, Job Placement, Corporations, School Business Officials
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Kilbrink, Nina; Bjurulf, Veronica; Baartman, Liesbeth K. J.; de Bruijn, Elly – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
One of the most important issues in vocational education is the interaction between learning at school and at different workplaces. Students need to transfer what they have learned in and between these different learning arenas. However, little agreement exists among researchers on how to conceptualise and empirically study transfer of learning.…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Technical Education, Education Work Relationship, Transfer of Training
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Buthelezi, Zanele – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in South Africa has undergone major institutional, structural and curricular changes over the last fourteen years. Drawing on figurational sociology by Norbert Elias, the study worked within a qualitative research paradigm and used open-ended interviews to investigate lecturers' experiences of…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Curriculum Development
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Barber, Tracy; Netherton, Clare – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Research was undertaken to understand the experiences of students entering the University of Technology Sydney through vocational education pathways, with the aim of improving transition support for these students. A theme which emerged was the pivotal role played by the students' vocational education teachers in facilitating their students'…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Higher Education, Student Role, Vocational Education Teachers
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Tran, Ly Thi – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
There is an increasing volume of international students enrolled in the vocational education and training sector in many countries. However, questions of ethnicity and identity in VET have not been explicitly examined in relation to this group. This paper offers some valuable insights into the complex and varying ways in which ethnicity is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Vocational Education, Ethnicity
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Bragg, Debra D.; Soler, Maria Claudia – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
This study analyses the perspectives of four stakeholder groups towards Applied Baccalaureate (AB) degrees in the United States. Perspectives towards AB degrees that are held by community college personnel, university personnel, employers and student participants are analysed using the Policy Narrative Framework. Findings show the stakeholder…
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Stakeholders, Community Colleges, Universities
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Dalby, Diane; Noyes, Andrew – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
The political importance of mathematics in post-16 education is clear. Far less clear is how mathematics does and should relate to vocational education. Successive mathematics curricula (e.g. core skills, key skills) have been developed in England with vocational learners in mind. Meanwhile, general mathematics qualifications remain largely…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Mathematics Education, Postsecondary Education
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Høst, Håkon; Seland, Idunn; Skålholt, Asgeir – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2015
Could the labour market gender balance be improved by introducing new types of apprenticeship-trained workers? This article investigates what happened in the wake of the Norwegian VET programme for health and social care, a new approach introduced via the 1994 educational reform. By upgrading this traditionally female-dominated area of education,…
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Health Services, Social Services, Apprenticeships
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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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Gray, C.; Turner, R.; Sutton, C.; Petersen, C.; Stevens, S.; Swain, J.; Esmond, B.; Schofield, C.; Thackeray, D. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2015
Knowledge of research methods is regarded as crucial for the UK economy and workforce. However, research methods teaching is viewed as a challenging area for lecturers and students. The pedagogy of research methods teaching within universities has been noted as underdeveloped, with undergraduate students regularly expressing negative dispositions…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, College Instruction, Vocational Education, Social Sciences
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Pasura, Rinos – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2015
The reconstruction of the Australian Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector into a competitive training market, which led to the participation of international students and commercial for-profit private VET providers, has until recently focused on the importance of international students to the national economy whilst ignoring the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Models, Vocational Education