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Duemmler, Kerstin; Felder, Alexandra; Caprani, Isabelle – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
This article investigates how Swiss retail apprentices construct their occupational identities under modern workplace affordances. The Swiss retail sector has become more competitive in recent decades; as a consequence, retail businesses look for skilled and responsible employees who are flexible in regard to work tasks and schedules. The article…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Identity, Identification (Psychology), Retailing
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Draaisma, Aniek; Meijers, Frans; Kuijpers, Marinka – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Schools are increasingly acknowledging their responsibility to guide students in their career development. However, the guidance that is provided in the Netherlands, as well as in other Western countries, focuses for the most part on helping students towards their academic achievement, and not on helping them to develop competencies to manage…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Environment, Career Guidance, Secondary School Teachers
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Eizagirre Sagardia, Ana; Imaz Bengoetxea, Jose Inazio; Rekalde Rodríguez, Itziar – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
This paper presents the most important results of a research project aimed at gathering empirical evidence on current efforts to foster and develop cross-curricular competences (CCC) in Vocational Education and Training (VET) Centres located in the Basque Country (Spain). The case study research method was used, with data being gathered by means…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Competency Based Education, Vocational Education, Case Studies
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Ferm, Lisa; Persson Thunqvist, Daniel; Svensson, Louise; Gustavsson, Maria – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
The aim of this article is to investigate the learning strategies vocational students use to become part of a work community, and how these strategies are related to the formation of a vocational identity at the workplace. Conducting qualitative interviews, data were collected from 44 industrial programme students from six upper secondary schools.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students, Vocational Education, Learning Strategies
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Ledman, Kristina; Rosvall, Per-Åke; Nylund, Mattias – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Sweden is internationally commended for a high degree of gender equality, but many divisions in Swedish society, including the labour market, disadvantage women. This paper addresses gendered divisions of preparation for civic participation in the vocational upper secondary national curricula, which may participate in reproduction of the pattern.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Gender Differences, Sex Stereotypes
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Virkkula, Esa; Kunwar, Jagat Bahadur – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
This article explains the realisation and impact of tutoring on learning through a new kind of on-the-job learning method in workshops led by professional musicians. The research is a qualitative case study involving 62 upper secondary Finnish vocational music students who participated in 11 workshops. The research data consist of (a) workshop…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, On the Job Training, Workshops
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Kamp, A. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
This paper brings together concepts drawn from Actor Network Theory and data generated in a research project that was conducted across the island of Ireland. Using surveys and interviews with school staff, that research explored the limits and possibilities for workplace learning as a valued component of the senior school curriculum. The current…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Foreign Countries, Work Experience, Vocational Education
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Tran, Ly Thi – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
There is an increasing volume of international students enrolled in the vocational education and training sector in many countries. However, questions of ethnicity and identity in VET have not been explicitly examined in relation to this group. This paper offers some valuable insights into the complex and varying ways in which ethnicity is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Vocational Education, Ethnicity
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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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Tella, Susanna; Smith, Nancy-Jane; Partanen, Pirjo; Turunen, Hannele – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
Learning to ensure patient safety in complex health care environments is an internationally recognised concern. This article explores and compares Finnish (n = 22) and British (n = 32) pre-registration nursing students' important learning events about patient safety from their work placements in health care organisations. Written descriptions were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Nursing Students, Patients
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Beilmann, Mai; Espenberg, Kerly – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
Dropping out of school before achieving any qualification is a serious problem both at an individual and societal level. This study provides an insight into the lives of young people who have dropped out or are at a risk of dropping out of vocational schools in Estonia and gives an overview of the reasons behind the interruption of their studies.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Research
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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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Chan, Selena – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2015
Mimesis, learning through observation, imitation and practice, is held to be the main contributor to human endeavours. In this article, observation is proposed to be a key feature of trades learning through affording ease of entry into trade occupations' practice communities. Observation provides apprentices with significant socio-cultural and…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Observational Learning, Trade and Industrial Education, Workplace Learning
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Jørgensen, Christian Helms – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2015
The last two decades have seen an increasing political concern in the high dropout rates and low performance in education of boys compared to girls--at times in the form of a "moral panic". This has also been the case in Denmark where "the boy problem" in education now is placed high on the agenda of education policy. The…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Student Attrition, Males, Gender Differences
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