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Zancajo, Adrian; Valiente, Oscar – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Human development and rights-based approaches to education have been gaining support among international organisations and development agencies as alternative frameworks to human capital orthodoxy. While these global trends have been well-documented in the international development literature, there is little empirical evidence into what extent,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Human Capital, Civil Rights, Access to Education
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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
Khaled, Anne; Gulikers, Judith; Biemans, Harm; van der Wel, Marjan; Mulder, Martin – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2014
The intentions with which hands-on simulations are used in vocational education are not always clear. Also, pedagogical-didactic approaches in hands-on simulations are not well conceptualised from a learning theory perspective. This makes it difficult to pinpoint the added value that hands-on simulations can have in an innovative vocational…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Competence, Educational Innovation, Curriculum Development
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Billett, Stephen – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2014
The standing of vocational education is salient for how it is perceived by those who sponsor, participate in and work within it and how its provisions are supported and administered. Yet, this standing continues to be intractably low, compared with other education sectors, more so in some countries than others. The consequences for this low…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Educational Attitudes, Educational Policy
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Jacob, Marita; Kleinert, Corinna; Kuhhirt, Michael – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2013
This paper examines trends in school-to-work transitions of young men and women with lower and higher secondary education in West Germany between 1984 and 2005. This period was marked by an increase in young women's educational attainment and a continuous growth of the service sector. We assume that both developments have benefited women more than…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Attainment, Gender Differences, Labor Market
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Isaacs, Tina – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2013
In 2005, the UK government introduced new vocationally related diploma qualifications. Two-year programs were examined in the summers of 2010 and 2011; initial government hopes for candidate numbers proved largely ephemeral and results were disappointing. This article explores what happened to the diploma's lofty ambitions using the summer of 2010…
Descriptors: Qualifications, Graduation Requirements, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education
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Gleeson, Jim; O'Flaherty, Joanne – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2013
The Irish Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA) is a school-based, pre-vocational alternative to the "high stakes" established Leaving Certificate. Its origins lie in European Union funded "school to work" initiatives and it is currently taken to completion by some 5% of Irish senior cycle students. Since it was designed 20 years…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Certificates, Vocational Education, Curriculum Design
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Conway, Jane; Brazil, Susan; Losurdo, Martin – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2012
Globally, there has been attention given to addressing the workforce shortage in nursing. One strategy to respond to this has resulted in renewed emphasis on the development of career and education pathways for students in the final years of high school. An evaluation of the School Based New Apprenticeship (SBNA) initiative in nursing in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Program Evaluation, Nursing Education
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Wals, Arjen E. J.; Lans, Thomas; Kupper, Hendrik – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2012
This article discusses the emergence and significance of new knowledge configurations within the Dutch agri-food context. Knowledge configurations can be characterised as arrangements between VET and (often regional) partners in business and research aimed at improving knowledge transfer, circulation or co-creation. Based on a literature review…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Knowledge Management, Agriculture, Food
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Walden, Gunter; Troltsch, Klaus – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2011
The apprenticeship training system in Germany, where training takes place in both private companies and vocational schools, has traditionally played an outstanding role in the development of young skilled workers. However, particularly since the start of the new millennium, the chances of smooth transition from secondary school to an…
Descriptors: Vocational Schools, Apprenticeships, Skilled Workers, Foreign Countries
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Lassnigg, Lorenz – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2011
This article analyses the structure and development of Austrian apprenticeship in the context of the country's wider vocational education and training (VET) system. In doing so, it draws on official data and survey results as well as the available, related literature on historical institutionalism. It begins with an analysis of the basic structure…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Educational Development
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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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Agbola, Frank Wogbe; Lambert, Daniel Kenneth – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2010
From the end of World War II until the early 1970s, vocational education and training (VET) in Australia was surprisingly static and resilient to government-led reform, due to the dominance of industry and union power. Following the oil shocks of 1973 and associated unemployment and declining union power, there have been calls on the federal and…
Descriptors: Global Approach, Quality Control, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education
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Yu, Christina Wai Mui – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2010
From September 2009 onwards, a new business curriculum which focuses on three key business disciplines, namely management, accounting and finance, has been implemented in Hong Kong senior secondary schools. A new assessment guide has been also proposed in light of the new curriculum. Such business curriculum and assessment reform move in the…
Descriptors: Business Education, Curriculum Design, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Seezink, Audrey; Poell, Rob F.; Kirschner, Paul A. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2009
Dutch prevocational secondary schools are reforming their educational programmes to make them more competence-based. This reform has substantial implications for the roles played by teachers. Yet, little empirical research has been conducted on teachers' processes of competence development in vocational settings. This study explores teachers'…
Descriptors: Concept Mapping, Secondary Education, Apprenticeships, Educational Change
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