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Dalby, D.; Noyes, A. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
England's Further Education (FE) sector is in permanent flux with policy interpretations and translations taking place at multiple levels within increasingly large and complex multi-site organisations. Devolved responsibility gives managers considerable influence in policy enactment processes which can lead to within-college tensions between…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Continuing Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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Webb, Sue – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2015
There is increasingly scholarship on gender and migration, yet the international migration of highly skilled women is still somewhat under-researched. This article focuses on this neglected area in the context of Australia's discretionary inward migration policies to solve skills shortages. The article draws on empirical research using a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Migrants, Feminism, Skilled Workers
Chowdhry, Sushila – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2014
The British further education (FE) sector has experienced almost continual restructuring as it adapts to simultaneously meet the evolving needs of industry and to tackle social injustice. Studies examining the work of FE lecturers suggest that they have become alienated and stressed by loss of autonomy and work intensification. This paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
Dismore, Harriet – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2014
The credential landscape of vocational and higher education in the UK has expanded in recent years, alongside a rise in the number of students undertaking qualifications and a steady increase in tuition fees. The transition from an apprenticeship to higher education is one example of the progression from vocational to higher education. However,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Vocational Education, Higher Education
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Trampusch, Christine – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2014
This article is the first study investigating New Zealand's early legislation in apprenticeship from the perspective of historical institutionalism. It shows that, between 1865 and the 1940s, New Zealand's apprenticeship system was less liberal in character than it is today, because a collective skill formation regime, involving dual training, was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Educational History, Federal Legislation
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Dumbrell, Tom; Smith, Erica – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2013
Little has been published in the Australian vocational education and training (VET) literature on the topic of pre-apprenticeships, which are a loose type of preparatory courses for apprenticeships available in some trades. Nevertheless, pre-apprenticeships have been in existence for several decades. With continuing concern over skill shortages in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Vocational Education, Questionnaires
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Jarvi, Taina – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2012
Very little research has been conducted on the teaching of entrepreneurship, in particular in vocational education. Entrepreneurship is included in the national curriculum of many European countries, but there is concern over the competence of its teachers and their training in entrepreneurship (European Commission 2009, 14). This article explores…
Descriptors: National Curriculum, Foreign Countries, Entrepreneurship, Vocational Education
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Warmington, Paul – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2011
This article draws upon, but also critiques, activity theory by combining analysis of how an activity theory derived research intervention attempted to address both everyday work practices and organisational power relationships among children's services professionals. It offers two case studies of developmental work research (DWR) interventions in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Systems, Social Theories, Data Analysis
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Filliettaz, Laurent – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2011
This article focuses on pedagogical aspects of initial vocational training in the context of the Swiss VET system. Even though apprentices are usually the responsibility of one main supervisor within companies, a number of other colleagues, experts and fellow apprentices interact with them as they engage in productive tasks. In that context, the…
Descriptors: Expertise, Work Experience, Vocational Education, Apprenticeships
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Hillier, Yvonne – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2010
This article examines the growth of practitioner research in England through the creation of the Learning and Skills Research Network (LSRN) and identifies its effect on subsequent developments in what is generally known as the Lifelong Learning Sector (LLS). It offers an analysis of this development as a case study in developing practitioner…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Educational Research, Adult Education, Lifelong Learning
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Brockmann, Michaela – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2010
The paper arises from my PhD thesis on the learner biographies of retail and motor vehicle maintenance apprentices in Germany and England which explores the interrelationship of social structures and individual agency in identity formation over time and in particular learning environments. The paper reports initial findings, focusing largely on…
Descriptors: Maintenance, Apprenticeships, Young Adults, Motor Vehicles
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Smith, Erica; Smith, Andy – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2009
This paper examines the Australian phenomenon of Enterprise Registered Training Organizations (RTOs). These are organizations that do not have training as their main business but that are accredited to deliver training and award qualifications, primarily to their own workers. Although Enterprise RTOs have been in existence in one form or another…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Training, Models
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Smith, Paul; Preece, David – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2009
The first part of the paper outlines and discusses the nature of work-based learning (WBL) and WBL programmes, and the overall direction of government strategy towards WBL programmes in Higher Education (HE) in England, with particular reference to postgraduate programmes, policy documents, and the WBL literature. Drawing upon case study research,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Corporate Education
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Taylor, Maurice C.; Ayala, Gabriel E.; Pinsent-Johnson, Christine – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2009
This Canadian study investigated how the transfer of learning occurred in an employment preparation programme for adults with low literacy skills using a multi-site case study research design. Four different programmes involving trainees, instructors and workplace supervisors participated in the investigation. Results indicated that the transfer…
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Adult Literacy, Job Training, Computer Literacy
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Lim, David – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2009
Operating a quality assurance system in tertiary education is the rule rather than the exception, because of the belief that it will improve quality. However, proving this is not easy. This study examines three ways of providing the evidence: the a "priori" method, the stepwise backtracking method, and the external evaluation method. The…
Descriptors: Testing, Quality Control, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
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