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Lahiff, Ann; Guile, David – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
An apprenticeship in media production in England is at the centre of this case study exploration. The context is exemplified by the organisation of the process of production around project teams and the development of project-based working cultures. Given these developments, the working conditions and learning opportunities presented to…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Work Environment, Film Production, Behavioral Objectives
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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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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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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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Burke, Linda; Marks-Maran, Diane J.; Ooms, Ann; Webb, Marion; Cooper, Denise – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2009
One of the features of foundation degrees (FDs) is the incorporation of work-based learning (WBL) into the curriculum. WBL is seen as an important part of vocational programmes and is described by Foundation Degrees Forward (FDF) as a potentially radical approach to connecting work with learning. The Quality Assurance Agency (QAA), in its…
Descriptors: Work Experience Programs, Experiential Learning, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries
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May, Steve; Gay, Jane; Atkins, Nigel; Marks-Maran, Diane – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2008
In response to a UK government drive to improve maths teaching in schools, the South West London Maths Enhancement Course (MEC) has been set up through collaboration between three higher education institutions (HEIs) to provide an efficient route for non-maths graduates in employment to upgrade their subject knowledge and give a smooth transition…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Curriculum Design, Cooperation, Student Recruitment
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Stevenson, John; Yashin-Shaw, Irena; Howard, Peter – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2007
This paper examines data drawn from interviews with homeless people who were undertaking a "Clemente" programme offered by the Australian Catholic University in the Vincentian Village in East Sydney. The "Clemente" programme, conceptualised by Shorris, is based on the belief that an education in the humanities empowers people…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Figurative Language, Humanities, Vocational Education
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Soden, Rebecca; Maclellan, Effie – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2004
Commonly, the task of constructing rationales is used in development programmes as a means of advancing Further Education College (FEC) lecturers' understanding of their practice. Often lecturers also teach this task as a part of student project work. Drawing on psychological research on argumentative reasoning the aim was to illuminate strengths…
Descriptors: Psychological Studies, Focus Groups, Persuasive Discourse, Logical Thinking
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Zorbas, Mark; O'Neill, Marnie; Chapman, Anne – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2004
This purpose of this study was to identify influences on young males' decisions to withdraw from their studies in certificate courses at a Western Australia College of Technical and Further Education (TAFE). The research focused on males aged between 17 and 21 years, and their reasons for either dropping out of or persisting in entry-level…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Development, Males, Focus Groups