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Fries, Jan; Göbel, Christian; Maier, Michael F. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2014
We evaluate the effect of the Apprenticeship Bonus, an employment subsidy programme, on early apprenticeship dropout. Eligibility for the programme is restricted to school leavers who have actively looked for an apprenticeship to start immediately after leaving school, but were unsuccessful in finding one. Our analysis is based on rich survey data…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Surveys, Employment Programs
Cooper, Susan; Ord, Jon – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2014
This paper is based on research undertaken on the supervised practice of an undergraduate programme of study which leads to both BA (Hons) degree and a professional qualification in youth work in a university in England. Youth work, for those unfamiliar with it, is a form of informal and experiential educational practice with young people often…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workplace Learning, Undergraduate Study, Undergraduate Students
Lehmann, Wolfgang; Taylor, Alison; Wright, Laura – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2014
In Canada, youth apprenticeships have been promoted as an educational alternative that leads to the development of valuable skills, allows for the opportunity to earn an income while learning and helps youth to gain a head start into lucrative, creative and in-demand careers. Yet, these programmes have remained rather marginal and continue to be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, High School Students, Student Surveys
Li, Yiqiong; Sheldon, Peter – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2014
This article examines collaborative initiatives individual foreign-invested enterprises (FIEs) develop with China's vocational education and training (VET) schools amid localised shortages of skilled workers. It thus focuses on employer initiatives in responding to VET system weaknesses rather than, as is common, those weaknesses. Using Suzhou…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Labor Market, Skilled Workers
Achtenhagen, Frank; Winther, Esther – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2014
As a consequence of the large-scale assessment studies (TIMMS; PISA) in compulsory schooling, attention is now being given to the modelling and measurement of competencies in initial vocational education and training. This new output-led perspective of teaching/training and learning/working processes demands new approaches to research. Using the…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Business Administration Education, Comparative Education, Global Approach
Chadderton, Charlotte; Wischmann, Anke – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2014
In this paper, we consider the issue of the under-representation of young people from minority ethnic/migrant backgrounds in apprenticeships in England and Germany. Whilst there are many studies on apprenticeships in England and Germany, few focus on under-representation or discrimination, even fewer on ethnic under-representation, and there are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disproportionate Representation, Minority Groups, Migrants
Fenwick, Tara – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2014
In studies of professional learning, the rise of sociomaterial accounts draw attention to the political importance of nonhuman as well as human actors, the material as well as discursive, as inter-related in knowing and action. Of particular relevance to the issue of inter-professional work in health services, some researchers have argued that…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Paraprofessional Personnel, Learning Theories, Vocational Education
Kap, Hrvoje – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2014
Comparative studies of vocational education and training systems rarely conduct systematic comparisons of the content of educational programmes, partly because of methodological difficulties. Yet, comparing the organisation of curricula can increase our understanding of how programme design reflects orientation towards various life chances in…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Curriculum
Cavanagh, Jillian; Southcombe, Amie; Bartram, Tim – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2014
This study examines the role and impact of collaborative learning on training and development practices in Australian Men's Sheds. We use a case study approach, underpinned by Peters and Armstrong's theoretical framework of collaborative learning in adult education, to investigate five Men's Sheds. Semi-structured interviews were carried out with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Vocational Education, Males
Bienengräber, Thomas – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2014
Workplace relations like any social relation first and foremost have a moral dimension. Thus, if vocational education sees one of its major goals in helping apprentices to deal with moral issues, one of the core objectives in vocational education is the support of the apprentice's development of moral judgement competence. Since Lawrence Kohlberg…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Learning Theories, Workplace Learning
Dismore, Harriet – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2014
The credential landscape of vocational and higher education in the UK has expanded in recent years, alongside a rise in the number of students undertaking qualifications and a steady increase in tuition fees. The transition from an apprenticeship to higher education is one example of the progression from vocational to higher education. However,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Vocational Education, Higher Education
Felstead, Alan; Jewson, Nick – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2014
This article outlines a conceptual framework for mapping and understanding training trends. It uses the metonyms of floors and ceilings to distinguish between different types of training configurations. The argument is made that the ups and downs of employer reports of training activity are a crude basis on which to make judgements about the…
Descriptors: Training, Workplace Learning, Foreign Countries, National Surveys
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Huang, Rong; Turner, Rebecca; Chen, Qian – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2014
Graduate employability and the contribution graduates make to the UK economy have been widely debated by policy-makers; however, little attention has been paid to the employability of international students. Given the growing significance of international students to the UK economy this is an interesting oversight; this article addresses this…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Students, Higher Education, Employment Potential
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Trampusch, Christine – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2014
This article is the first study investigating New Zealand's early legislation in apprenticeship from the perspective of historical institutionalism. It shows that, between 1865 and the 1940s, New Zealand's apprenticeship system was less liberal in character than it is today, because a collective skill formation regime, involving dual training, was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Educational History, Federal Legislation
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Turbin, Jill; Fuller, Alison; Wintrup, Julie – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2014
There is growing research and policy interest in the extent to which government supported Apprenticeship in England provides a platform for educational and career progression in different occupational sectors. This paper makes a contribution to this debate by presenting research on the healthcare sector undertaken in a regional health authority in…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Labor Market, Barriers, Foreign Countries
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