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Haasler, Simone R.; Gottschall, Karin – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2015
Reconstructing the parallel structure of "dual" and "school-based" vocational routes reveals the close connection between the German vocational training system and the segmentation of the labour market by gender. The example of jobs in childcare and pre-primary education shows that the legacy of semi-professionalism in these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Models, Vocational Education
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Chankseliani, Maia; Relly, Susan James – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2015
Despite expending a great deal of public money, and after many government-led "reforms" to develop an apprenticeship system that rivals those found in other countries, the apprenticeship system in England still faces a number of challenges and failings, not least in the private training market. This paper explores the landscape of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Private Education, Educational Methods
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Sjöberg, David; Karp, Staffan; Söderström, Tor – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2015
This article examines simulations of critical incidents in police education by investigating how activities in the preparation phase influence participants' actions and thus the conditions for learning professional knowledge. The study is based on interviews in two stages (traditional and stimulated recall interviews) with six selected students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Simulation, Police Education, Video Technology
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Lewis, Paul A.; Gospel, Howard – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2015
The UK government aims to increase both the number, and also the status, of workers with intermediate-level skills, with a view to creating a "modern class of technicians" who can help to bolster economic growth and prosperity. This article considers the prospects for such a policy by focusing on one particular, but neglected, group of…
Descriptors: Paraprofessional Personnel, Workshops, Laboratories, Employer Attitudes
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Bakkevig Dagsland, Åse Helene; Mykletun, Reidar Johan; Einarsen, Ståle – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2015
This study addresses the socialisation processes taking place during the apprenticeship period within the hospitality industry, searching for explanations of drop-out and early staff turnover in the personal, social and educational experiences of the apprentices during their organisational socialisation process and vocational training. Data were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Hospitality Occupations, Socialization
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Beck, Vanessa – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2015
This article investigates the impact of the relationship between learning providers and young people who have experienced Not being in Education, Employment or Training (NEET) on the latters' agency development. Agency is defined as not only bounded but generated by intra-action with relations of force, including learning providers themselves.…
Descriptors: Youth Agencies, Youth Employment, Youth Opportunities, Individual Development
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Rehn, Helena; Eliasson, Eva – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2015
Based on the increasing demands for vocational training in upper secondary school to adapt to workplace conditions, the aim of this article is to explore vocational teachers' conceptions regarding vocational knowledge. Drawing on a social constructionist perspective, this study analysed data from 17 interviews. The study showed how power dynamics,…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Secondary School Students, Education Work Relationship, Teacher Attitudes
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Laine, Kati; Hämäläinen, Raija – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2015
There is a growing demand to enhance entrepreneurship. This study aims at producing knowledge that can assist teachers in designing and supporting collaborative learning of entrepreneurship in vocational education. A qualitative case study approach was adopted. The outcome of this study provides a better understanding of the factors that hinder…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Cooperative Learning, Entrepreneurship
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Messmann, Gerhard; Mulder, Regina H. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2015
The aim of this study was to investigate how apprentices' learning activities at work can be fostered. This is a crucial issue as learning at work enhances apprentices' competence development and prepares them for professional development on the job. Therefore, we conducted a study with 70 apprentices in the German dual system and examined the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Learning Activities, Workplace Learning
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Belwal, Rakesh; Belwal, Shweta; Al Jabri, Omar – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2015
Oman's 3165-km-long coastline, which includes bays, islands and lagoons, has been rich in fish and crustaceans. In spite of this, the fishing sector and fishermen in Oman have not developed well. The fishermen have just managed to subsist and their motivation to stay in the traditional or artisanal fishery has declined. Assuming that the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Needs, Needs Assessment, Semiskilled Workers
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Gray, C.; Turner, R.; Sutton, C.; Petersen, C.; Stevens, S.; Swain, J.; Esmond, B.; Schofield, C.; Thackeray, D. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2015
Knowledge of research methods is regarded as crucial for the UK economy and workforce. However, research methods teaching is viewed as a challenging area for lecturers and students. The pedagogy of research methods teaching within universities has been noted as underdeveloped, with undergraduate students regularly expressing negative dispositions…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, College Instruction, Vocational Education, Social Sciences
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Hodgkins, Andrew P. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2015
This article examines a federally funded pre-apprenticeship training programme designed to transition aboriginal northerners living in the Canadian Arctic into trades-related employment. Drawing from interviews involving programme partners and stakeholders, the Aboriginal Skills and Employment Partnership programme that operated in the Beaufort…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Canada Natives, Federal Programs, Apprenticeships
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Callan, Victor James; Johnston, Margaret Alison; Poulsen, Alison Louise – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2015
Training organisations are being asked to respond to the growing levels of diversity around the contexts for training and to examine a wider range of training solutions than in the past. This research investigates how training organisations in Australia are using blended forms of e-learning to provide more responsive, flexible and innovative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blended Learning, Electronic Learning, Vocational Education
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Conway, Mary-Louise; Foskey, Roslyn – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2015
An appreciative lens has been used to explore the question: what is it in the performance of managers, other employees, vocational educators and apprentices themselves, which enables an apprentice to experience a sense of thriving at work? The apprentice is understood to be involved in a process of continually developing and becoming as their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Employee Attitudes, Workplace Learning
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Leberman, Sarah; Shaw, Sally – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2015
The business case for diversity is increasingly being recognised. However, worldwide women are still under-represented at the executive level. The notions of employability and career adaptability are examined in the context of female sport management graduates, to better understand why they are not attaining leadership positions in New Zealand…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Women Administrators, Athletics, Gender Bias
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