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Emmenegger, Patrick; Graf, Lukas; Trampusch, Christine – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Collective training systems are based on the cooperation of multiple public and private stakeholders in order to work. However, such cooperation is not self-sustaining and depends, for instance, on public policies, capable intermediary organisations and shared logics of action. In this conceptual paper, we first review the political economy…
Descriptors: Cooperative Education, Administrative Organization, Educational Research, Governance
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Small, Lynlea; Shacklock, Kate; Marchant, Teresa – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Higher education institutions are under pressure to produce employable graduates who are required to contribute to the sustainability of strong economic growth and development. As such, the onus is on the higher education sector to present graduates to the labour market who are both work ready and have attained employability. This article…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Stakeholders, Employment Potential, Employment Practices
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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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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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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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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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Gvaramadze, Irakli – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2010
The main objective of the paper was to address the relevance of adult vocational skills-upgrading strategies for low-skilled workers. The research was based on an identification of core elements such as time, cost and access which define and impact on formulation and implementation of adult vocational skills-upgrading strategies. The literature…
Descriptors: Unskilled Workers, Foreign Countries, Educational Opportunities, Skill Development
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Farrar, Nicholas; Trorey, Gill – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2008
This study attempts to further our understanding of how expertise is acquired in a specific vocational context. Using unstructured interviews with both individuals and groups, carried out whilst engaged in practice, it examines what happens when dry stone wallers are developing their skills, how they gain expertise and how they communicate their…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Interviews, Industrial Psychology, Work Experience
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McGrath, Simon – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2007
This study explores the relationships between globalisation and education and training through an examination of certain transnational corporations operating in the automotive sector in South Africa. The automotive industry is an important source of improvements in both the quality and quantity of skills in South Africa. This sector was the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Corporations, Industrialization, Vocational Education
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Mccord, Anna – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2005
This article explores the ability of the training and work experience offered under public works programmes to promote employment in South Africa. Public works are a key component of South African labour market policy and are ascribed considerable potential in terms of addressing the core challenge of unemployment. However, despite this policy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Criticism, Work Experience, Unemployment
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Cornford, Ian R. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2005
Policy making in the English-speaking world has been increasingly bedevilled by the unrealistic expansion of the meaning of "skill". In this process generic skills have emerged as of considerable importance, while the concept of lifelong learning has become a policy mantra. The current focus upon generic skills by policy makers is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transfer of Training, Teacher Effectiveness, Lifelong Learning
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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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Baxter, Paul; Lyndon, Harry; Dole, Shelley; Battistutta, Diana – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2004
This study addresses an issue of global concern in skills training, namely, the rapid and permanent eradication of persistent habit errors, and bad or unsafe working practices. This article offers an alternative human factors explanation for the profound difficulties and low transfer of training experienced during error pattern retraining, and the…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Transfer of Training, Error Patterns, Control Groups
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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