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Rogers, Mary E.; Creed, Peter A.; Searle, Judy – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2014
Junior doctors are at risk of work-related burnout and mental health problems due to training workload demands and responsibilities. This study investigated the predictors of work-related burnout and depressive symptoms in junior doctors. Participants were 349 Australian doctors in postgraduate years 1-4, who completed a web-based survey assessing…
Descriptors: Physicians, Burnout, Work Environment, Mental Disorders
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Brahm, Taiga; Euler, Dieter; Steingruber, Daniel – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2014
The transition from school to vocational education and training is becoming more difficult for an increasing number of adolescents. Despite the growing significance of "interim solutions" (IS) shaping the pathway after compulsory education, there is hardly any research. This study aims at contributing to this research gap by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Transitional Programs, Adolescents
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Billett, Stephen – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2014
The standing of vocational education is salient for how it is perceived by those who sponsor, participate in and work within it and how its provisions are supported and administered. Yet, this standing continues to be intractably low, compared with other education sectors, more so in some countries than others. The consequences for this low…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Educational Attitudes, Educational Policy
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Sims-Schouten, Wendy; Stittrich-Lyons, Helga – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2014
Traditionally, the status of workers in early childhood services in England has been low. Foundation degrees and the Early Years Professional Status (EYPS, from September 2013 Early Years Teacher Status) were established with a view to improving the skills and standing of early years practitioners. There appears however to be an ongoing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Academic Achievement, Elementary School Teachers
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Davies, Helen Maria; Sandiford, Peter John – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2014
Student internships are widely seen as a valuable part of education provision and there is a growing body of research into internship programmes from student, employer and educator perspectives. This paper explores the experiences of a group of information technology interns employed in a small organisation involved in health care business…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Internship Programs, Information Technology, Health Services
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Köpsén, Susanne – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2014
Given the current demands of Swedish vocational education and the withdrawal of the requirement for formal teacher competence in vocational subject teachers, the aim of this article is to develop knowledge of what it means to be a vocational subject teacher in an upper secondary school, i.e. how vocational subject teachers describe their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Teacher Competencies, Professional Identity
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Grohnert, Therese; Beausaert, Simon; Segers, Mien – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2014
This study was conducted to investigate which pitfalls users of personal development plans (PDPs) perceive in business and governmental organisations with mandatory PDP use. Hundred and thirty-one written statements of PDP users across three Dutch organisations were analysed and categorised into nine pitfalls. Next to an overall lack of use and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Experiential Learning, Reflection
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Bath, Caroline; Barr, Karen; Haynes, Mary – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2014
This article discusses a project designed to build a community of enquiry in the first year of a foundation degree in early years at an English university. Derived originally from Lipman's ideas of Philosophy for Children, this approach became a regular part of the fortnightly session for these early childhood practitioners, in order to support…
Descriptors: Inquiry, Communities of Practice, Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers
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Sjöberg, David – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2014
Vocational education should prepare students for the professional demands of the work. In police education, one way to accomplish this is to simulate specific situations so that students may develop professional knowledge. This article aims to increase the understanding of how simulations support learning of knowledge and skills by investigating…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Police Education, Simulation, Video Technology
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May, Tom – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2013
This article investigates whether the characteristics of feedback identified by the literature can be found within written assessment records for work and competence-based qualifications. It uses a brief literature review and analysis of the formative feedback within 257 learner portfolios. The characteristics identified by the literature are…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Feedback (Response), Qualifications, Competency Based Education
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Davies, Richard Anthony – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2013
In recent years, there has been a concern to re-negotiate the relationships been individual professionals working with the same people. So, for example, healthcare staff are expected to coordinate their activities and "work together." The end point is a collaborating together as a team of professionals often located in the same place.…
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Cooperative Planning, Interprofessional Relationship, Undergraduate Study
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Zinn, Bernd – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2013
Whereas the epistemological beliefs of learners of general subjects has been the focus of many studies in the past, so far, little is known about the beliefs of apprentices on knowledge and the acquiring of knowledge. The present study analysed the first level of epistemological beliefs of students in industrial and technical professions and their…
Descriptors: Beliefs, Epistemology, Trainees, Factor Analysis
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Jacob, Marita; Kleinert, Corinna; Kuhhirt, Michael – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2013
This paper examines trends in school-to-work transitions of young men and women with lower and higher secondary education in West Germany between 1984 and 2005. This period was marked by an increase in young women's educational attainment and a continuous growth of the service sector. We assume that both developments have benefited women more than…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Attainment, Gender Differences, Labor Market
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Hippach-Schneider, Ute; Weigel, Tanja; Brown, Alan; Gonon, Philipp – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2013
The German and Swiss economies value skilled work highly and initial vocational education and training (IVET) has been the predominant traditional pathway into such work. However, concerns about a more "knowledge-based society" and the "academic shift in the labour market" are starting to undermine the status associated with…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Bachelors Degrees, Program Descriptions, Comparative Education
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Mullin, Teresa – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2013
There is an assumption that e-learning is considered as a valued resource with great potential. This research explores how hairdressing apprentices experience vocational e-learning and makes recommendations on how good practice can be shared. An estimated 35,000 hairdressing and barber salons account for a quarter of a million UK workers and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Electronic Learning, Cosmetology, Apprenticeships
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