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Rantatalo, Oscar; Sjöberg, David; Karp, Staffan – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Live simulations in which students perform the roles of future professionals or act as confederates (i.e. student actors) are important training activities in different types of vocational education. While previous research has focused on the learning of students who enact a professional, secondary roles in scenario training, such as student…
Descriptors: Simulation, Role Playing, Vocational Education, Police Education
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Flower, Rebecca L.; Hedley, Darren; Spoor, Jennifer R.; Dissanayake, Cheryl – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Autistic adults are willing and able employees but face a number of barriers to gaining and maintaining meaningful employment, one of which is a lack of exposure to work experience and workplace training opportunities. A case study of an autism specific employment program is presented, which provided an opportunity for autistic candidates to learn…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Job Applicants, Adults
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Hyland, Terry – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Researchers investigating learning from primary to higher education have emphasised the crucial role of embodiment in the process of developing knowledge, skills and expertise. In spite of this, the physical or psychomotor aspects of learning are vastly under-researched and undervalued in the literature on vocational education and training (VET).…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Philosophy, Psychomotor Objectives, Psychomotor Skills
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Pullman, Ashley – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Although prior research reveals varying levels of inequality in post-secondary attainment for individuals with disabilities, vocational education and training (VET) appears to be more accessible for this group in Canada. Measures of accessibility become more complex, however, when they consider a bidirectional relationship that emphasizes…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Disabilities, Access to Education, Correlation
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Cavanagh, Jillian; Meacham, Hannah; Cabrera, Patricia Pariona; Bartram, Timothy – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
In this study, we argue that effective workplace education and training is critical to support workers with intellectual disability (WWID) at work. Moreover, we contend that it is workplace learning that prepares WWID for future career development and opportunities to enrol in and gain vocational education and training (VET) qualifications.…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Intellectual Disability, Intervention, Workplace Learning
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Chang, Sandra Rodrigues da Silva; Duarte, Marcia Maria Nascimento Baptista; Veloso, José Rodrigo Paprotzki – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Brazil faces complex challenges regarding the need to pursue economic growth coupled with the inclusion of diverse segments of society, including people with disability. This paper seeks to highlight historical aspects about the insertion of people with disability in the Brazilian labour market, to secure the need for public policies to guarantee…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Vocational Education, Students with Disabilities
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Baumeler, Carmen; Lamamra, Nadia – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
The primary function of any firm is not to train but to produce goods and services. However, firms in collective skill formation systems, such as those in Switzerland, train apprentices in 'dual' vocational education and training programmes, where the firms become important educational actors. Generally, all training firms are coined by their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Small Businesses, Workplace Learning, Vocational Education
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Malin, Lydia; Jacob, Marita – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Gender segregation in vocational education and training (VET) in different occupations is observed in many European countries. This occupational gender segregation depends on -- among other factors -- the initial occupational aspirations of adolescents. While previous research has mainly focused on individual-level explanations and on the family…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Occupational Aspiration, Vocational Education
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Bilginsoy, Cihan – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
The author estimates the impacts of the local rate of unemployment and the Great Recession on the quit and graduation rates of the U.S. construction trade apprentices over the 2001-2014 period. Trade union participation in training sponsorship had a strong influence on attrition rates. The impacts of the business cycle and the Great Recession on…
Descriptors: Unemployment, Apprenticeships, Economic Climate, Business
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Esmond, Bill – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Workplace learning is increasingly central to the international lifelong learning agenda but has made limited contributions to full-time vocational education in England during the last 30 years. A more central role is envisaged within the technical education proposed by the 2016 Sainsbury Review and Post-16 Skills Plan, with access to work…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Incidental Learning, Workplace Learning, Technical Education
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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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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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Morgan, Sethlyn; Yazdanparast, Atefeh; Rawski, Greg – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
This article describes how a small private business school, accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, reengineered its career services programme to become a premier programme in the United States. Drawing on theory of involvement, the research gives business schools a strategy to improve business career placement…
Descriptors: Business Schools, Job Placement, Corporations, School Business Officials
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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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Hawse, Sally; Wood, Leigh N. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
This paper reviews literature that explores the role of judgement in professional practice. It discusses how workplace decisions, work activities and reflection on these activities may contribute to the development of wise judgements, or 'wisdom', and how workplaces can leverage these activities for induction and transition to work programmes.…
Descriptors: Entry Workers, Engineering, Evaluative Thinking, Decision Making Skills
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