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Henshall, Amanda; Atkins, Louise; Bolan, Rebecca; Harrison, Jill; Munn, Heather – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
The last 20 years have brought numerous workforce reforms to the early years sector, enacted in the name of professionalisation, including the recent introduction of a new postgraduate qualification, the Early Years Teacher Status. This article features data from interviews with 22 participants who had just completed this award and situates their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preschool Teachers, Teacher Motivation, Educational Change
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Lecours, Alexandra; Therriault, Pierre-Yves – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Background: Statistics suggest young workers are a group at high risk of sustaining injury. Vocational students are frequently included in the 'young workers' group, with all other different types of workers aged 24 or less. However, the literature exposes vocational students as having specific descriptive characteristics, suggesting that this…
Descriptors: Student Behavior, Vocational Education, At Risk Persons, Accident Prevention
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Morris, Thomas Howard – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Fostering the skills necessary for self-directed learning is an important endeavour of vocational education and training in many contexts internationally. However, there is a distinct lack of studies that investigate the extent to which facilitation of self-directed learning is present within vocational education and training in different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Young Adults, Independent Study
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Barber, Tracy; Netherton, Clare – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Research was undertaken to understand the experiences of students entering the University of Technology Sydney through vocational education pathways, with the aim of improving transition support for these students. A theme which emerged was the pivotal role played by the students' vocational education teachers in facilitating their students'…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Higher Education, Student Role, Vocational Education Teachers
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Paton, Rachael M.; Scanlan, Joel D.; Fluck, Andrew E. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
The uptake of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) has been substantial and they continue to flourish as an educational delivery model. Much of the available literature regarding student retention and completions in MOOCs comes from university-designed courses. The Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector has lagged behind its university…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Large Group Instruction, Online Courses, Educational Technology
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Dalby, D.; Noyes, A. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
England's Further Education (FE) sector is in permanent flux with policy interpretations and translations taking place at multiple levels within increasingly large and complex multi-site organisations. Devolved responsibility gives managers considerable influence in policy enactment processes which can lead to within-college tensions between…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Continuing Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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Bolli, Thomas; Caves, Katherine Marie; Renold, Ursula; Buergi, Jutta – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
The effectiveness of vocational education and training (VET) depends on the quality of interactions between the actors from the education and employment systems, which ensure the correspondence of skills supply and demand. This paper develops an instrument to measure education-employment linkage (EEL) by capturing EEL in each sub-process…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Program Effectiveness, Education Work Relationship, Partnerships in Education
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Remington, Thomas F. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Around the world, governments, educators and employers have expressed growing interest in German-style methods of technical and vocational education and training (TVET). In such countries, schools and firms share responsibility for providing technical and vocational education, a model often called the 'dual system of vocational training and…
Descriptors: Technical Education, Vocational Education, Apprenticeships, Partnerships in Education
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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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Hegna, Kristinn – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
One in four upper secondary school students in Norway experience nearly single-sex classrooms, an unintended consequence of choosing certain vocational study programmes, such as "Health care, childhood and youth development" or "Building and construction". This raises a question about how female students describe their…
Descriptors: Females, Vocational Education, Femininity, Sex Stereotypes
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Latina, Joelle – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
How established is the horizontal permeability between modes of vocational education and training (VET) in Switzerland? Formally encouraged by the Swiss law on VET, horizontal permeability refers to transitions across VET modes, i.e. between dual and school-based VET. This paper first discusses why horizontal permeability is indeed relevant and…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Grade 9, Middle School Students
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Agrawal, Tushar; Agrawal, Ankush – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
Skill development has been a major policy agenda in several countries and there is a lot of emphasis on the promotion of vocational education and training (VET) programmes. This paper investigates the labour market outcomes of the vocationally trained population in India using the data from a nationally representative survey on employment and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Labor Market, Job Skills
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Esmond, Bill; Wood, Hayley – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
An international repositioning of vocational teachers in relation to knowledge and the workplace is reflected in English Further Education through the terminology of "dual professionalism". Particularly in settings most closely linked to specific occupations, this discourse privileges occupational expertise that vocational educators…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Workshops, Professionalism, Vocational Education
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Beicht, Ursula; Walden, Günter – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
The topic of the present paper is how successful young people from a migration background in Germany are in making the transition to initial vocational education and training (VET). Particular emphasis is placed on interactions with social origin and gender. The analyses are based on the 2011 BIBB Transitional Study, a representative survey of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Migrant Education, Transitional Programs
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