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Choy, Sarojni; Wärvik, Gun-Britt – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
The study reported here used a practice theory lens to understand vocational education and training (VET) teachers' current practices in supporting integration of learning in educational institutions and workplaces -- specifically for refugee and migrant students. A case study was conducted with 10 teachers delivering aged care programmes in South…
Descriptors: Vocational Education Teachers, Foreign Countries, Educational Practices, Vocational Education
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Esmond, Bill; Wood, Hayley – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
An international repositioning of vocational teachers in relation to knowledge and the workplace is reflected in English Further Education through the terminology of "dual professionalism". Particularly in settings most closely linked to specific occupations, this discourse privileges occupational expertise that vocational educators…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Workshops, Professionalism, Vocational Education
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Avis, James; Orr, Kevin; Warmington, Paul – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
Black and minority ethnic students (BME) are a significant constituency in vocational education and training (VET) and FE in England. Despite this recent research on race and VET has become a marginal concern. Insofar as current VET research addresses social justice, race appears to be a supplementary concern. Although there is a substantial…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Race, Vocational Education, Technical Education
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Jørgensen, Christian Helms – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
Upper secondary vocational education in Denmark is based on the apprenticeship model, which is recognised as a valuable route to employment for young people, who are not aiming for higher education. However, the apprenticeship model has a major weakness: it does not provide eligibility for higher education. The purpose of this article is to…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Higher Education, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries
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Thompson, Ron; Russell, Lisa – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
This paper explores the experiences and perceptions of a little-known category of in-service trainee teachers in the Further Education (FE) and Skills sector in England: those who meet the practical teaching requirements of their course mainly through unpaid teaching as "volunteers." The paper reports findings from mixed-methods research…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inservice Teacher Education, Volunteers, Volunteer Training
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Roessger, Kevin M. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
Despite the prevalence of adult skills-based learning, adult education researchers continue to ignore effective interdisciplinary skills-based methods. Prominent researchers dismiss empirically supported teaching guidelines, preferring situational, emancipatory methods with no demonstrable effect on skilled performance or reproducible expertise.…
Descriptors: Expertise, Skill Development, Adult Learning, Training
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Broad, Janet Hamilton – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
The paper presents empirical data to consider some of the current debates concerning the nature of vocational knowledge taught in Further Education colleges to students following craft, vocational and occupational courses. The concept of "knowledge in motion" and workplace learning theories are employed as a conceptual framework to…
Descriptors: Vocational Education Teachers, Faculty Development, Workplace Learning, Learning Theories
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Webb, Sue – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2015
There is increasingly scholarship on gender and migration, yet the international migration of highly skilled women is still somewhat under-researched. This article focuses on this neglected area in the context of Australia's discretionary inward migration policies to solve skills shortages. The article draws on empirical research using a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Migrants, Feminism, Skilled Workers
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Bailey, Gillian; Colley, Helen – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2015
Since incorporation of further education (FE) in England in 1992, much research has critiqued the performative pressures on FE teachers created by a managerialist audit culture. These critiques have demonstrated the detrimental effects of the technicised delivery of learning outcomes on more learner-centred pedagogies. However, FE policies now…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Learner Controlled Instruction, Time Management
Chowdhry, Sushila – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2014
The British further education (FE) sector has experienced almost continual restructuring as it adapts to simultaneously meet the evolving needs of industry and to tackle social injustice. Studies examining the work of FE lecturers suggest that they have become alienated and stressed by loss of autonomy and work intensification. This paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Qualitative Research, Case Studies
Dismore, Harriet – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2014
The credential landscape of vocational and higher education in the UK has expanded in recent years, alongside a rise in the number of students undertaking qualifications and a steady increase in tuition fees. The transition from an apprenticeship to higher education is one example of the progression from vocational to higher education. However,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Vocational Education, Higher Education
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Safford, Kimberly; Cooper, Deborah; Wolfenden, Freda; Chitsulo, Joyce – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2013
Apprenticeship in developed and industrialised nations is increasingly understood and practised as learning which connects workplace activity and formal study. The concept of "expansive apprenticeship" defines frameworks for workforce development where participants acquire knowledge and skills which will help them in the future as well…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Areas, Females, Apprenticeships
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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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Harris, Roger; Ramos, Catherine R. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2012
The notion of learner pathways has assumed considerable policy interest in many countries as they seek ways of enhancing seamlessness within their educational systems. In contemporary society, where job boundaries are blurring, there is need to consider many types and directions of pathways between educational sectors throughout lifetimes. Focus…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Students, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries
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Esmond, Bill – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2012
Policymakers in England have recently, in common with other Anglophone countries, encouraged the provision of higher education within vocational Further Education Colleges. Policy documents have emphasised the potential contribution of college-based students to widening participation: yet the same students contribute in turn to the difficulties of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Adult Education, Vocational Education
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