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Sligo, Frank; Tilley, Elspeth; Murray, Niki; Comrie, Margie – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
This paper describes a journey undertaken by literacy tutors who were caught between incompatible values and needs in building apprentices' literacy. The highly literate tutors were committed to teaching critical literacy. They believed that improved literacy could support learners' aspirations to advance their prospects at work, build their…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Literacy Education, Apprenticeships, Critical Literacy
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Coxhead, Averil; McLaughlin, Emma; Reid, Aleeshea – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Learners in the trades are faced with learning a large amount of technical vocabulary along with the content of their field, but they do not tend to encounter this language outside their courses of study. This technical vocabulary is a core element in their developing knowledge of their trade and their learner identity. This article focuses first…
Descriptors: Word Lists, Vocabulary Development, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education
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Strathdee, Rob; Cooper, Grant – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
Reform of vocational education and training policy (VET) in New Zealand has been underpinned by the view that VET can contribute more to equal opportunity by creating more meaningful and rewarding pathways into employment, and by neutralising the influence of background factors on achievement. While the reforms have succeeded in some respects,…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Vocational Education, Technical Education, Career Education
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Vaughan, Karen – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
As a learning model, apprenticeship is well known for its capacity to develop skills and vocational identities. It is also increasingly appealing for its potential to develop soft skills and enhance dispositions. This article focuses on the nature and role of apprenticeship and employers in developing dispositions and soft skills. It draws on a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Skill Development, Personality Traits
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Parkinson, Jean; Mackay, James – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
Prior studies indicate that vocational students' literacy practices are more demanding than is generally recognised. Employing a view of literacy acquisition as socialisation, we investigated the literacy practices of trades training in Carpentry and Automotive Technology, by interviewing tutors and examined course books and student writing. A…
Descriptors: Woodworking, Educational Practices, Vocational Education, Auto Mechanics
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Leberman, Sarah; Shaw, Sally – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2015
The business case for diversity is increasingly being recognised. However, worldwide women are still under-represented at the executive level. The notions of employability and career adaptability are examined in the context of female sport management graduates, to better understand why they are not attaining leadership positions in New Zealand…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Women Administrators, Athletics, Gender Bias
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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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Chan, Selena – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2013
In a longitudinal case study of apprentices, the term proximal participation was coined to describe the entry process of young people, with unclear career destinations, into the trade of baking. This article unravels the significance of proximal participation in the decision-making processes of young people who enter a trade through initial…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Case Studies, Apprenticeships, Participation
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Nicholas, Karen; Fletcher, Jo; Davis, Niki – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2012
In this paper, we examine interviews with 34 stakeholders including tutors, administrators and adult education policy analysts who were working in the area of adult numeracy and/or literacy education. This provided opportunities for our research team to build up a clearer picture of the current status, plans, benefits and barriers related to…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Learner Engagement, Stakeholders, Adult Learning
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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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Jeffrey, Lynn Maud; Brunton, Margaret Ann – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2011
Using a hierarchical needs assessment model developed by Hunt we identified the essential competencies of communication management practitioners for the purpose of curriculum development and selection. We found that the underlying values of the profession were embodied in two superordinate goals. Six major competencies were identified, which were…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Needs Assessment, Task Analysis, Communicative Competence (Languages)
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Strauss, Pat; Mooney, Shelagh – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2011
Currently postgraduate hospitality courses are attracting large numbers of international students, many of whom do not speak English as a first language. In addition, these programmes are also popular with first language students drawn from non-traditional academic backgrounds. Both cohorts experience difficulties with the academic genre…
Descriptors: Literacy, Vocational Education, Hospitality Occupations, English for Academic Purposes
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Brunton, Margaret Ann; Jeffrey, Lynn Maud – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2010
This paper presents the findings from research using the critical incident technique to identify the use of key competencies for communication management practitioners. Qualitative data was generated from 202 critical incidents reported by 710 respondents. We also present a brief summary of the quantitative data, which identified two superordinate…
Descriptors: Critical Incidents Method, Minimum Competencies, Organizational Communication, Needs Assessment
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Higgins, Jane; Nairn, Karen; Sligo, Judith – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2010
This paper explores the concepts of vocational imagination and labour market literacy, arguing that these are important elements in the crafting of effective education-employment linkages. Evidence of truncated understandings of both is found in the talk of 93 young New Zealanders in transition from secondary school to their post-school lives. We…
Descriptors: Imagination, Career Education, Labor Market, Young Adults
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Zepke, Nick; Isaacs, Peter; Leach, Linda – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2009
In this paper we explore whether power issues enhance and/or inhibit retention of foundation-learners in vocational education in Aotearoa New Zealand. After surveying reasons given for early departure in the retention literature, the paper offers Foucault's notion of governmentality as another possible factor in early departure. The paper explores…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Power Structure, School Holding Power
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