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Remington, Thomas F. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Around the world, governments, educators and employers have expressed growing interest in German-style methods of technical and vocational education and training (TVET). In such countries, schools and firms share responsibility for providing technical and vocational education, a model often called the 'dual system of vocational training and…
Descriptors: Technical Education, Vocational Education, Apprenticeships, Partnerships in Education
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Chankseliani, Maia; Relly, Susan James – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2015
Despite expending a great deal of public money, and after many government-led "reforms" to develop an apprenticeship system that rivals those found in other countries, the apprenticeship system in England still faces a number of challenges and failings, not least in the private training market. This paper explores the landscape of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Private Education, Educational Methods
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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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Anuncibay, Raquel de la Fuente – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2007
One of the challenges raised by proactive employment policies centres on redressing inequalities that are not solely of an economic nature, as others may also be added of a social and ethnic nature as well as personal, cultural and educational aspects. This article analyses the situation in which groups at risk of social exclusion find themselves…
Descriptors: Employment, Social Isolation, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), At Risk Persons
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Smith, Erica – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2006
This article examines the increased incidence of work-related qualifications for women in areas of work served by the vocational education and training (VET) system in Australia. Until 20 years ago, qualifications were generally available only for areas of work usually undertaken by men, apart from a few specific "women's occupations"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Part Time Employment, Incidence, Females
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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
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Paterson, Andrew; Du Toit, Jacques L. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2005
The South African workforce is characterised by racial, gender, occupational and sectoral unevenness in the distribution of skills, employment and training opportunities. This article considers how enterprise training in South Africa contributes to ameliorating, sustaining or exacerbating such inequalities. Using data from the National Skills…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Racial Segregation, Educational Opportunities, Job Training
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Thursfield, Denise; Holden, Rick – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2004
In this article I draw attention to the current legitimising of new forms of identity of vocational and higher education learners. Using identity as a lens for examining pedagogy I focus on one of these new forms--the learner-worker identity. I examine one teaching and learning practice portfolio development, by discussing the program within which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pilot Projects, Case Studies, Criticism
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Billett, Stephen; Smith, Andrew – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2003
Internationally, governments are keen to identify and enact policies to encourage increased contributions from enterprises for the skill development of their employees. However, the goals for these policies often remain unclear and the means of securing these purposes are vexed. Drawing on a review of international literature and interviews with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Skill Development, Expenditures, Staff Development
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Burnett, Paul C.; Clarke, John A. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training: The Vocational Aspect of Education, 1999
The course evaluation process used by an Australian provider of vocational education and training was evaluated using guidelines suggested by the literature and feedback obtained from multiple stakeholders. The modified model has six phases: initiation, compliance, data collection, integrating, reporting, and dissemination. (SK)
Descriptors: Course Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Job Training