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Gulikers, Judith T. M.; Runhaar, Piety; Mulder, Martin – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
This contribution shows an example of how an assessment innovation can serve as a flywheel for changing teaching and learning. This article first explains the development of an authentic, competence-based performance assessment in pre-vocational secondary education (pre-VET). Using these assessments in "pre"-VET, that is preparatory to…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Innovation, Educational Change, Test Construction
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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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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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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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Reegård, Kaja – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
This article calls attention to the difficulty of institutionalising vocational education and training (VET) in the service sector in Norway, despite the growing importance of this sector for national economic performance. Drawing on interviews with apprentices, employers, stakeholders, representatives of trade unions and employer organisations,…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Labor Market, Retailing, Sales Occupations
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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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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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Nielsen, Klaus – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
This study provides support for the idea that school engagement is a central concept when trying to understand the dropout process. One of the strengths of this concept is that it involves understanding dropping out as a process, rather than as an event. However, the concept of school engagement also presents a number of problems. It tends to be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Learner Engagement, Dropouts
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Andersson, Annika – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
To prepare emergency response organisations for collaborative work in unpredictable and dynamic situations, various types of exercises are widely used. Still, our knowledge of collaboration exercises with emergency response students is limited. This study aimed to contribute to this field by exploring boundaries that emerged between collaborating…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Activities, Emergency Programs, Police Education
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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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