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Pilz, Matthias; Li, Junmin; Canning, Roy; Minty, Sarah – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
One response to challenges of national vocational training systems has been a move towards greater flexibility within vocational training systems. This article focuses on an investigation of modularisation as a tool for achieving this flexibility. Many European countries have introduced modular forms into their vocational training system. We…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Educational Policy, Educational Trends
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Jørgensen, Christian Helms – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
Upper secondary vocational education in Denmark is based on the apprenticeship model, which is recognised as a valuable route to employment for young people, who are not aiming for higher education. However, the apprenticeship model has a major weakness: it does not provide eligibility for higher education. The purpose of this article is to…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Higher Education, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries
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Nielsen, Klaus – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
This study provides support for the idea that school engagement is a central concept when trying to understand the dropout process. One of the strengths of this concept is that it involves understanding dropping out as a process, rather than as an event. However, the concept of school engagement also presents a number of problems. It tends to be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Learner Engagement, Dropouts
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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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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
Kap, Hrvoje – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2014
Comparative studies of vocational education and training systems rarely conduct systematic comparisons of the content of educational programmes, partly because of methodological difficulties. Yet, comparing the organisation of curricula can increase our understanding of how programme design reflects orientation towards various life chances in…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Curriculum
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Tanggaard, Lene – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2013
The present paper addresses the phenomenon of student dropout from vocational education in Denmark. It does so by addressing the need to critically discuss the term "drop-out" taking the perspective of students' own reflections on the topic. The empirical findings indicate that dropout is considered in terms of two very different, but…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Dropouts, Student Attitudes
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Grønborg, Lisbeth – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2013
This paper sheds light on how competence assessment takes place in the Danish Vocational and Educational Training System. It discusses how intentions formulated by the government have unintentional effects when implemented in practice. The qualitative methods used in this study consist of participant observations from my field study of dropouts in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Theory Practice Relationship, Dropouts
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Juul, Ida; Jorgensen, Christian Helms – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2011
Vocational education and training in Denmark is based on the dual system and the apprenticeship model and in many ways constitutes a success story. Since the 1930s, the social partners have had a decisive influence on the VET system through the principle of occupational self-governance, and this is a major reason why the dual system has survived…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Vocational Education
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Gvaramadze, Irakli – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2010
The main objective of the paper was to address the relevance of adult vocational skills-upgrading strategies for low-skilled workers. The research was based on an identification of core elements such as time, cost and access which define and impact on formulation and implementation of adult vocational skills-upgrading strategies. The literature…
Descriptors: Unskilled Workers, Foreign Countries, Educational Opportunities, Skill Development
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Tanggaard, Lene – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2005
This article considers teaching and learning as a collaborative enterprise in the workplace. The empirical data have been extracted from a field study among apprentices engaged in electromechanical vocational training and education in a major Danish industrial company. Typically, studies of apprenticeship learning do not view aspects of teaching…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Vocational Education, Cooperative Learning, Teacher Collaboration