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Linder Eknor, Eleonor – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
This study scrutinises the production of bodies in skin and spa therapy education and training. More specifically, it focuses on how bodies are produced when participants are positioned and position themselves in classroom interaction and interviews. Drawing on a post-structural approach, inspired by Butler, regularities of description and…
Descriptors: Human Body, Therapy, Gender Differences, Classroom Communication
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Höhns, Gabriela M. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
In discussions of work-based learning in anglophone countries, a relatively new question concerns different learning opportunities for differentially positioned novices in the workplace. Basil Bernstein relates learners' positioning with respect to knowledge and within a community of knowers to variations in a discourse underlying and regulating…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Workplace Learning, Corporations, Communities of Practice
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Gekara, Victor; Snell, Darryn – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
As job security declines and precarious employment arrangements become more prevalent, transferable skills have become vital for job seeking success. In recognition of this issue, many governments are seeking to redesign their training systems in ways that transferable skills become better emphasised. This paper examines the challenges of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transfer of Training, Occupational Mobility, Vocational 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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Hegna, Kristinn – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
One in four upper secondary school students in Norway experience nearly single-sex classrooms, an unintended consequence of choosing certain vocational study programmes, such as "Health care, childhood and youth development" or "Building and construction". This raises a question about how female students describe their…
Descriptors: Females, Vocational Education, Femininity, Sex Stereotypes
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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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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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Webster, Nicole S.; Sausner, Erica B. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) is increasingly emphasised by international education organisations. In Nicaragua, particularly, this type of engagement is viewed as a potential for boosting the economy, improving employment and building the infrastructure and sustainability of remote and marginalised communities. To date,…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Opportunities, Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged
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Brockmann, Michaela; Laurie, Ian – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
Successive governments have pledged to enhance the quality of apprenticeship in Britain so as to achieve "parity of esteem" with academic study. Yet, at the same time, the discourse of the academic-vocational divide has dominated the academic, policy-maker and practitioner debates. This paper draws on two recent studies designed to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Vocational Education, Self Concept
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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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Graf, Lukas – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
Austria, Germany and Switzerland are renowned for their extensive systems of collective vocational skill formation, which, however, have developed largely in separation from higher education. This divide has become increasingly contested as a result of a variety of socioeconomic factors that have led to an increasing demand for higher level…
Descriptors: Models, Cross Cultural Studies, Vocational Education, Higher Education
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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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Forsblom, Lara; Negrini, Lucio; Gurtner, Jean-Luc; Schumann, Stephan – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
In the Swiss vocational education system, which is often called a "Dual System", trainees enter into an apprenticeship contract with a training company. On average, 25% of those contracts are terminated prematurely (PCT). This article examines the relationship between training companies' selection methods and PCTs. The investigation is…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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Tyson, Ruhi – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
In the research on education, the field roughly covered by the concept of Bildung has seen a wide-ranging discussion philosophically but less has been said and done from an empirical and vocational perspective. Bildung includes matters such as: formation of character, ethical and aesthetic knowledge/capability, capacity for wise deliberation and…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Curriculum Development, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Practices
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Bijlsma, Nienke; Schaap, Harmen; de Bruijn, Elly – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
Meaning-making and sense-making are generally assumed to be part of students' personal vocational knowledge development, since they contribute to both students' socialisation in a vocation and students' personalisation of concepts, values and beliefs regarding that vocation. However, how students in vocational education acquire meaning and make…
Descriptors: Vocational High Schools, Academic Achievement, Modeling (Psychology), Observational Learning
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