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Li, Yiqiong; Sheldon, Peter – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2014
This article examines collaborative initiatives individual foreign-invested enterprises (FIEs) develop with China's vocational education and training (VET) schools amid localised shortages of skilled workers. It thus focuses on employer initiatives in responding to VET system weaknesses rather than, as is common, those weaknesses. Using Suzhou…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Labor Market, Skilled Workers
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Moodie, Gavin; Wheelahan, Leesa – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2012
The boundaries between vocational and academic post compulsory education have been blurred by students combining vocational and academic studies and by students transferring increasingly between the two types of education. Institutions are also blurring the boundaries between the sectors by increasingly offering programs from two and sometimes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Postsecondary Education
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Avis, James; Canning, Roy; Fisher, Roy; Morgan-Klein, Brenda; Simmons, Robin – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2011
This article compares and contrasts the policy context of Vocational Education Teacher Training (VETT) in Scotland and England by setting this within its wider socio-economic context, one emphasising lifelong learning and competitiveness. This facilitates a comparison of the two nations and enables an analysis of VETT responses to globalisation…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Policy Analysis, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Deissinger, Thomas; Heine, Robin; Ott, Mariska – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2011
Germany's apprenticeship system is and has always been considered to be the major sub-system of VET. In this context, the debate circling around the European and German Qualifications Framework (EQF and DQR) has become one of the central issues of VET research and policy. Tasks take on a concrete shape if (a) a serious approach is adopted towards…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Apprenticeships, Lifelong Learning
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Morris, Theresa Mary – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2010
This paper explores the experiences of teaching assistants studying for a Foundation degree programme and the perceived impacts such a programme has on their job role and self-esteem. A review of the related literature gave rise to three research questions that were addressed via focus groups with teaching assistants employed across four different…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education
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Lucas, Norman; Nasta, Tony – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2010
Over the last few decades, governments of all political hues have introduced measures to regulate the development of the professional status of teachers in England. In the first part of the article, we compare and contrast how teachers from schools, colleges and universities are regulated by the state and the nature of the ITT qualifications and…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, National Standards, State Regulation, Adult Education
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Grangeat, Michel; Gray, Peter – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2007
This article aims to increase understanding and knowledge concerning teachers' competence enhancement. Models used in industrial contexts are analysed in order to elaborate a framework relevant to understand teachers' learning. This specifies components of the work environment that are mobilised by teachers in order to achieve their goals. It is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching Conditions, Elementary School Teachers, Faculty Development
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Bailey, Bill – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2007
This paper examines the beginnings of courses of teacher training for teachers in technical and further education in England. First the development of the technical education sector and its distinctive part-time nature is traced, alongside the activities of the three associations representing the colleges and their staffs. The views of these on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technical Education, Adult Education, Technical Institutes
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Hall, David; Raffo, Carlo – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2004
This article presents the findings from research conducted on a work-related learning programme for disengaged and disaffected 14-16-year-olds. The article begins by examining work-related learning within the context of national policy developments in England. The findings from the research are analysed in relation to the capacity of workplace…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Experiential Learning, Work Experience Programs