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Seidel, Katja – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
This paper analyses the effect of a secondary job on the intention to quit an apprenticeship in Germany. For the empirical approach, the representative German, firm-level study 'BIBB Survey Vocational Training from the Trainees Point of View 2008' conducted by the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) is used. In this…
Descriptors: Intention, Dropouts, Apprenticeships, Burnout
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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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Haasler, Simone R.; Gottschall, Karin – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2015
Reconstructing the parallel structure of "dual" and "school-based" vocational routes reveals the close connection between the German vocational training system and the segmentation of the labour market by gender. The example of jobs in childcare and pre-primary education shows that the legacy of semi-professionalism in these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Models, Vocational Education
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Clark, Martyn; Zukas, Miriam – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2013
It is assumed in the current policy environment that higher education should lead to graduate employability, although understandings of employability are generally limited. In this paper, we discuss issues relating to graduate employability with reference to a case study of an information technology (IT) student progressing to a graduate role in…
Descriptors: Social Theories, Employment Potential, Social Capital, Case Studies
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Filliettaz, Laurent – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2011
This article focuses on pedagogical aspects of initial vocational training in the context of the Swiss VET system. Even though apprentices are usually the responsibility of one main supervisor within companies, a number of other colleagues, experts and fellow apprentices interact with them as they engage in productive tasks. In that context, the…
Descriptors: Expertise, Work Experience, Vocational Education, Apprenticeships
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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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MacDonald, Malcolm N.; O'Regan, John P.; Witana, Julie – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2009
From 2007 to 2008, CILT (Centre for Information for Language Teachers) developed a set of National Occupational Standards for Intercultural Working in the UK. This paper reports on three questions arising from the development project: how these standards are distinctive from others, how they realise intercultural competence and how they meet…
Descriptors: National Standards, Standard Setting, Policy Analysis, Public Policy
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Potter, Michael; Hill, Myrtle – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2009
The horizontal segregation of the workforce along gender lines tends to assign women to lower paid, lower status employment. Consequently, schemes to address segregation have focused on preparing women to enter non-traditional occupations through training and development processes. This article examines models to encourage women into…
Descriptors: Females, Foreign Countries, Work Environment, Gender Discrimination
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James, David; Diment, Kim – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2003
This article offers three interrelated arguments for the adoption of a cultural approach to the study of learning. It then presents some early analyses of data from a case study of one learning site, concerned with the assessment of learning in the workplace. These analyses show how the shape of the learning site--for example, the nature of…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Tutors, Organizational Climate, Data Analysis