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Rantatalo, Oscar; Sjöberg, David; Karp, Staffan – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Live simulations in which students perform the roles of future professionals or act as confederates (i.e. student actors) are important training activities in different types of vocational education. While previous research has focused on the learning of students who enact a professional, secondary roles in scenario training, such as student…
Descriptors: Simulation, Role Playing, Vocational Education, Police Education
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Flower, Rebecca L.; Hedley, Darren; Spoor, Jennifer R.; Dissanayake, Cheryl – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Autistic adults are willing and able employees but face a number of barriers to gaining and maintaining meaningful employment, one of which is a lack of exposure to work experience and workplace training opportunities. A case study of an autism specific employment program is presented, which provided an opportunity for autistic candidates to learn…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Job Applicants, Adults
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Hyland, Terry – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Researchers investigating learning from primary to higher education have emphasised the crucial role of embodiment in the process of developing knowledge, skills and expertise. In spite of this, the physical or psychomotor aspects of learning are vastly under-researched and undervalued in the literature on vocational education and training (VET).…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Philosophy, Psychomotor Objectives, Psychomotor Skills
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Pullman, Ashley – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Although prior research reveals varying levels of inequality in post-secondary attainment for individuals with disabilities, vocational education and training (VET) appears to be more accessible for this group in Canada. Measures of accessibility become more complex, however, when they consider a bidirectional relationship that emphasizes…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Disabilities, Access to Education, Correlation
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Cavanagh, Jillian; Meacham, Hannah; Cabrera, Patricia Pariona; Bartram, Timothy – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
In this study, we argue that effective workplace education and training is critical to support workers with intellectual disability (WWID) at work. Moreover, we contend that it is workplace learning that prepares WWID for future career development and opportunities to enrol in and gain vocational education and training (VET) qualifications.…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Intellectual Disability, Intervention, Workplace Learning
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Chang, Sandra Rodrigues da Silva; Duarte, Marcia Maria Nascimento Baptista; Veloso, José Rodrigo Paprotzki – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Brazil faces complex challenges regarding the need to pursue economic growth coupled with the inclusion of diverse segments of society, including people with disability. This paper seeks to highlight historical aspects about the insertion of people with disability in the Brazilian labour market, to secure the need for public policies to guarantee…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Vocational Education, Students with Disabilities
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Baumeler, Carmen; Lamamra, Nadia – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
The primary function of any firm is not to train but to produce goods and services. However, firms in collective skill formation systems, such as those in Switzerland, train apprentices in 'dual' vocational education and training programmes, where the firms become important educational actors. Generally, all training firms are coined by their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Small Businesses, Workplace Learning, Vocational Education
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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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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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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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Somers, Mark John; Birnbaum, Dee; Finch, Linda; Casal, Jose – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
This purpose of this study was to use occupational commitment profiles to study the vocational education of student nurses to gain new insights into their motivational patterns, performance, and retention. Three occupational commitment profile groups, based on the relative levels of the affective, continuance, and normative commitment mindsets…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Nursing Education, Nurses, Career Choice
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Hodge, Steven; Smith, Ray – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Although vocational education and training (VET) is often sidelined in policy debates about innovation and how to promote it, some research and theory highlights ways the sector does contribute. VET can be, for example, positioned as an instrument of 'knowledge diffusion' and thereby an active element in so-called 'innovation systems'. But the…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Student Placement, Job Placement, Case Studies
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Zancajo, Adrian; Valiente, Oscar – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Human development and rights-based approaches to education have been gaining support among international organisations and development agencies as alternative frameworks to human capital orthodoxy. While these global trends have been well-documented in the international development literature, there is little empirical evidence into what extent,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Human Capital, Civil Rights, Access to Education
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Cents-Boonstra, Miriam; Lichtwarck-Aschoff, Anna; Denessen, Eddie; Haerens, Leen; Aelterman, Nathalie – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
There are indicators that a substantial number of students in vocational education and training (VET) experience problems with successfully building their careers. This is often attributed to VET students' motivation. The present study provides insight into VET students' motivational profiles based on self-determination theory. Additionally,…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Student Motivation, Self Efficacy, Test Anxiety
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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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