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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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Yawson, Robert Mayfield – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2010
Strong societal requirements and consumer acceptance are the driving force of nanotechnology development. The necessity for qualified experts and strong demand on education in the multi-, trans- and interdisciplinary field of nanotechnology is a logical consequence of this driving force. There is the need for a comprehensive national…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Labor Force Development, Human Resources
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Schmidt, Matthew; Easter, Matthew; Jonassen, David; Miller, William; Ionas, Gelu – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2008
The advent of the global information society and a myriad of other rapidly changing variables are presenting many new and unique challenges for the twenty-first century workforce, and perhaps the most pressing of these challenges is actually meeting the needs for qualified workers to fill the positions in emerging and growing fields. One such…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Online Courses, Radiation, Technology
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Ainley, Patrick – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2007
This paper revisits the crucial period following the Arab oil boycott of 1973, when the welfare state in the UK finally collapsed along with the heavy industrial base upon which it rested. Unlike the post-war welfare-state "settlement", the new post-welfare market state was imposed by Margaret Thatcher's governments. It was marked for…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Policy, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries
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Herold, Constance; Bennett, Onda; Costello, Patti – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2005
Group achievements and social change are rooted in self-efficacy. This concept has important implications for career development in a changing environment. Associations that represent professionals involved with physical rehabilitation in the United States have identified activities that they feel are essential for the survival of the…
Descriptors: Social Change, Self Efficacy, Speech Language Pathology, Physical Therapy
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Bevans-Gonzales, Theresa L.; Nair, Ajay T. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2004
ISO 9000 is a set of quality standards that assists an organization to identify, correct and prevent errors, and to promote continual improvement. Educational institutions worldwide are implementing ISO 9000 as they face increasing external pressure to maintain accountability for funding. Similar to other countries, in the United States vocational…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Vocational Education, Program Implementation, Improvement Programs