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Esmond, Bill – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Workplace learning is increasingly central to the international lifelong learning agenda but has made limited contributions to full-time vocational education in England during the last 30 years. A more central role is envisaged within the technical education proposed by the 2016 Sainsbury Review and Post-16 Skills Plan, with access to work…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Incidental Learning, Workplace Learning, Technical Education
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Pilz, Matthias; Li, Junmin; Canning, Roy; Minty, Sarah – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
One response to challenges of national vocational training systems has been a move towards greater flexibility within vocational training systems. This article focuses on an investigation of modularisation as a tool for achieving this flexibility. Many European countries have introduced modular forms into their vocational training system. We…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Educational Policy, Educational Trends
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Persson, Bo; Hermelin, Brita – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
In this article, we analyse a recent industry-driven initiative in Sweden for the organisation and operation of Vocational Education and Training. In the context of a statist and school-based system for VET, this is an initiative which seems to be an example of an anomaly in the present system. The initiative is called the Technical College scheme…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Vocational Education, Technical Institutes
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Tang, Lijun; Sampson, Helen – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
This paper reports on some of the findings from a study of new technology and training in shipping. It identifies the key significance of motivation in the learning process and identifies potential factors that motivate or demotivate seafarers when undertaking training about new equipment. It shows that seafarers' motivation is likely to be…
Descriptors: Semiskilled Workers, Learning Motivation, Job Training, Educational Benefits
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Buthelezi, Zanele – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) in South Africa has undergone major institutional, structural and curricular changes over the last fourteen years. Drawing on figurational sociology by Norbert Elias, the study worked within a qualitative research paradigm and used open-ended interviews to investigate lecturers' experiences of…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Curriculum Development
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Henshall, Amanda; Atkins, Louise; Bolan, Rebecca; Harrison, Jill; Munn, Heather – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
The last 20 years have brought numerous workforce reforms to the early years sector, enacted in the name of professionalisation, including the recent introduction of a new postgraduate qualification, the Early Years Teacher Status. This article features data from interviews with 22 participants who had just completed this award and situates their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Motivation, Educational Change
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Dalby, D.; Noyes, A. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
England's Further Education (FE) sector is in permanent flux with policy interpretations and translations taking place at multiple levels within increasingly large and complex multi-site organisations. Devolved responsibility gives managers considerable influence in policy enactment processes which can lead to within-college tensions between…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Continuing Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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Onsando, Gerald; Billett, Stephen – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
This paper discusses experiences of racism and racial discrimination of seven refugee immigrants attending different courses at two Technical and Further Education (TAFE) institutes in South East Queensland, Australia. In doing so, the paper draws from two studies that focused on resettlement of refugee immigrants in Australia. A transformative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Immigrants, Racial Bias
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Bragg, Debra D.; Soler, Maria Claudia – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
This study analyses the perspectives of four stakeholder groups towards Applied Baccalaureate (AB) degrees in the United States. Perspectives towards AB degrees that are held by community college personnel, university personnel, employers and student participants are analysed using the Policy Narrative Framework. Findings show the stakeholder…
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Stakeholders, Community Colleges, Universities
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Webb, Sue; Bathmaker, Ann-Marie; Gale, Trevor; Hodge, Steven; Parker, Stephen; Rawolle, Shaun – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
This article explores the issue of social mobility in relation to the recent expansion of higher vocational education (HIVE) by non-university providers. The post-school vocational education sector has become the object of policies to widen access to higher education to ensure greater social mobility and provide second chance education to those…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Vocational Education, Social Mobility, Disadvantaged
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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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Olofsson, Jonas; Panican, Alexandru – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
In this article, we illustrate the creation of the education policy paradigm that constitutes the framework of vocational education and training (VET) programmes, and analyse local school representatives' perception of VET in upper secondary schools in Sweden. The education policy paradigm, established through three periods of reform during the…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Secondary School Students, Vocational Education, Administrator Attitudes
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White, Caroline; Laczik, Andrea – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
Work-Related Learning (WRL) has been enthusiastically embraced by UK governments since the 1990s as a means of reengaging learners in the final years of compulsory schooling. However, recent years have seen a policy shift away from WRL towards a more academic curriculum for all young people. Drawing on a qualitative study commissioned by the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Educational Policy, Educational Change
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Parkinson, Jean; Mackay, James – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
Prior studies indicate that vocational students' literacy practices are more demanding than is generally recognised. Employing a view of literacy acquisition as socialisation, we investigated the literacy practices of trades training in Carpentry and Automotive Technology, by interviewing tutors and examined course books and student writing. A…
Descriptors: Woodworking, Educational Practices, Vocational Education, Auto Mechanics
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Mazenod, Anna – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
This paper examines the expansive-restrictive continuum of apprenticeship learning in the context of different education and training systems. It compares the English state-funded apprenticeship programme for young people with the Finnish and the French programmes with a specific focus on access to learning through the programmes. These three…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Access to Education, Youth Programs
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