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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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Webb, Sue; Faine, Miriam; Pardy, John; Roy, Reshmi – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
Vocational Education and Training (VET) in a policy and institutional sense plays an important role in the migration experiences of people who settle in Australia. This article draws on qualitative empirical work using narrative accounts from VET practitioners along with a cross section of ethnically diverse migrants to reveal how race and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Technical Education, Career Education
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Imdorf, Christian – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
Children of immigrants from non-EU countries face particular problems to access apprenticeship training in German-speaking countries. In this context this article asks how recruiters in small and medium sized companies (SME) make sense of national and ethnic origin when hiring new apprentices. The author proposes Boltanski and Thévenot's theory of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Personnel Selection, Apprenticeships
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Avis, James; Orr, Kevin; Warmington, Paul – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
Black and minority ethnic students (BME) are a significant constituency in vocational education and training (VET) and FE in England. Despite this recent research on race and VET has become a marginal concern. Insofar as current VET research addresses social justice, race appears to be a supplementary concern. Although there is a substantial…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Race, Vocational Education, Technical Education
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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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Cameron, Roslyn; Stuart, Lynne; Bell, Terry – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
The poor outcomes in education, training and employment achieved by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Australia have been well documented. The transition from a traditional Indigenous society to the statuses of mainstream Australian society has been, and continues to be problematic for Indigenous Australians. The participation in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Vocational Education, Student Participation
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Strathdee, Rob; Cooper, Grant – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
Reform of vocational education and training policy (VET) in New Zealand has been underpinned by the view that VET can contribute more to equal opportunity by creating more meaningful and rewarding pathways into employment, and by neutralising the influence of background factors on achievement. While the reforms have succeeded in some respects,…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Vocational Education, Technical Education, Career Education
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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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Edeling, Sabrina; Pilz, Matthias – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
A striking number of young people in Germany with the Abitur--the qualification required for entry to higher education--do not, in fact, go on to university immediately after leaving school but opt first to do an apprenticeship. This phenomenon, where general and vocational curricula are taught independently and separately, is known as the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualifications, Apprenticeships, Student Surveys
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Virolainen, M.; Persson Thunqvist, D. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
The Nordic countries are often referred to as a group even though their education systems and training models are very different. The aim of this study is to advance understanding of those differences and compare the developments and organisation of initial vocational education and training (IVET) in Finland and Sweden since the 1990s as examples…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Educational Development, Comparative Analysis
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Giani, Matthew; Fox, Heather Lee – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
Career pathways, comprised of stackable credentials and a coherently aligned sequence of programmes of study, are being hailed as an effective means for promoting postsecondary attainment and upward mobility, particularly for low-income and low-skilled adult workers. However, concerns have been raised regarding whether this strategy accomplishes…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Allied Health Occupations Education, Consortia, Credentials
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Webb, Sue; Bathmaker, Ann-Marie; Gale, Trevor; Hodge, Steven; Parker, Stephen; Rawolle, Shaun – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
This article explores the issue of social mobility in relation to the recent expansion of higher vocational education (HIVE) by non-university providers. The post-school vocational education sector has become the object of policies to widen access to higher education to ensure greater social mobility and provide second chance education to those…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Vocational Education, Social Mobility, Disadvantaged
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Jørgensen, Christian Helms – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
Upper secondary vocational education in Denmark is based on the apprenticeship model, which is recognised as a valuable route to employment for young people, who are not aiming for higher education. However, the apprenticeship model has a major weakness: it does not provide eligibility for higher education. The purpose of this article is to…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Higher Education, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries
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Wheelahan, Leesa; Moodie, Gavin – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
The links between vocational qualifications and occupational destinations are weak in many Anglophone countries, even though the explicit purpose of vocational qualifications is to prepare individuals for occupations. Using Australia and Canada as case studies, this is explained at three levels of analysis: at the national level by systems of…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Employment Qualifications, Case Studies, Education Work Relationship
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Hippach-Schneider, Ute; Schneider, Verena; Ménard, Boris; Tritscher-Archan, Sabine – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
Increasing the number of tertiary graduates has been a priority on the political agenda of the EU for some years. The focus has mainly been on academic courses though, with less emphasis on the role of vocational education and training. International educational statistics indeed show a clear increase in the number of persons completing tertiary…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Postsecondary Education, Relevance (Education), Academic Education
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