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Sligo, Frank; Tilley, Elspeth; Murray, Niki; Comrie, Margie – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
This paper describes a journey undertaken by literacy tutors who were caught between incompatible values and needs in building apprentices' literacy. The highly literate tutors were committed to teaching critical literacy. They believed that improved literacy could support learners' aspirations to advance their prospects at work, build their…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Literacy Education, Apprenticeships, Critical Literacy
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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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Holmgren, R.; Haake, U.; Söderström, T. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
This article presents an analysis of a five-year study on the implementation of a technology-supported distance programme in Swedish firefighter training. Based on activity theory and four interview studies, the attention is directed to firefighter instructors' perceptions and use of digital technologies with a focus on challenges, contradictions…
Descriptors: Fire Protection, Fire Science Education, Distance Education, Electronic Learning
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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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Hoxtell, Annette – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
This article sheds light on an understudied aspect of the transition from school to work: the choice of a training company. It presents findings from qualitative interviews with 69 secondary school students and apprentices from the German states of Berlin and Brandenburg, focusing on their reasons to choose a training company in the dual system.…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Secondary School Students, Apprenticeships, Foreign Countries
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Clarke, Patricia; Henning, Joerg; Coleman, Glen; Schull, Daniel – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
In Australia, the inception of veterinary technology, as a higher education discipline underpinning an emerging, mid-tier paraveterinary field, reflected global trends for more highly educated veterinary paraprofessionals to meet changing societal demands. In this study, veterinary technology graduates were surveyed about their experiences in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Veterinary Medicine, Paraprofessional Personnel, Allied Health Personnel
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Locke, Patrick; Maton, Karl – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Contemporary education reforms that draw ideas from the political and economic fields are said to be altering the nature of vocational education. While there are substantial policy studies on the effects of marketisation reforms, fewer analyse the perspectives of vocational educators on such reforms. How vocational educators negotiate the…
Descriptors: Vocational Education Teachers, Commercialization, Educational Change, Vocational Education
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van Mourik, Greg; Wilkin, Carla L. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Professional accrediting bodies and accounting education reviews have long expressed concerns about student capabilities and learning outcomes, including the ability to apply knowledge and make reasoned judgements. In response, we report on a new design that uses a web of threshold concepts to guide curriculum development. With an associated focus…
Descriptors: Accounting, Curriculum Design, Active Learning, Business Administration Education
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Cornelius, Sarah; Stevenson, Blair – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Vocational educators cross boundaries between practices in schools, colleges and workplaces, renegotiating their identities as professionals in a particular vocation and as educators. In order to support learners to enter the global workforce, they also require opportunities to cross boundaries through international practices. However,…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Teacher Collaboration, International Cooperation, Professional Identity
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Coxhead, Averil; McLaughlin, Emma; Reid, Aleeshea – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Learners in the trades are faced with learning a large amount of technical vocabulary along with the content of their field, but they do not tend to encounter this language outside their courses of study. This technical vocabulary is a core element in their developing knowledge of their trade and their learner identity. This article focuses first…
Descriptors: Word Lists, Vocabulary Development, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education
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Annen, Silvia – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Canadian society is characterised by a plurality of immigrants and Canadian migration policy and corresponding recognition approaches are strongly geared to economic criteria, qualifications and skills. This paper addresses the question how immigrants who have acquired their highest qualification outside Canada are able to use their foreign…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Labor Market, Immigrants
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Beckers, Jorrick; Dolmans, Diana H.J.M.; Knapen, Michelle M.H.; Van Merriënboer, Jeroen J.G. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Teacher coaching is essential to support self-directed learning, but requires a lot of time and energy. This mixed-methods study investigated the effects of using an e-portfolio with a self-coaching protocol and limited teacher coaching on the development of self-directed learning skills and motivation. With regard to self-directed learning,…
Descriptors: Electronic Publishing, Student Motivation, Feedback (Response), Student Needs
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Rantatalo, Oscar; Sjöberg, David; Karp, Staffan – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Live simulations in which students perform the roles of future professionals or act as confederates (i.e. student actors) are important training activities in different types of vocational education. While previous research has focused on the learning of students who enact a professional, secondary roles in scenario training, such as student…
Descriptors: Simulation, Role Playing, Vocational Education, Police Education
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Flower, Rebecca L.; Hedley, Darren; Spoor, Jennifer R.; Dissanayake, Cheryl – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Autistic adults are willing and able employees but face a number of barriers to gaining and maintaining meaningful employment, one of which is a lack of exposure to work experience and workplace training opportunities. A case study of an autism specific employment program is presented, which provided an opportunity for autistic candidates to learn…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Job Applicants, Adults
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Pullman, Ashley – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Although prior research reveals varying levels of inequality in post-secondary attainment for individuals with disabilities, vocational education and training (VET) appears to be more accessible for this group in Canada. Measures of accessibility become more complex, however, when they consider a bidirectional relationship that emphasizes…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Disabilities, Access to Education, Correlation
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