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Schmidt, Teressa – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2019
The quality of vocational education and training (VET) and, in particular, the quality of VET teaching, is a prominent topic of discussion in Australia's post-compulsory education sector. VET teachers are described as 'dual professionals', and expected to maintain current vocational competencies (industry currency) as well as pedagogical skills…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Educational Quality
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Avila, Tais Brias; Rose, Jo – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2019
This paper explores the perceptions of professionals working with young people who are NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training) about their role in young people's trajectories. The issue of professionally and educationally inactive young people is a growing concern in Western economies and has been at the forefront of government agendas for…
Descriptors: Out of School Youth, Unemployment, Employment Potential, Qualifications
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Sharpe, Rhona; Wu, Qi; Pavlakou, Metaxia – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2019
This study assesses the use of various technologies, from institutional virtual learning environments to Web 2.0 tools, amongst learners studying at six general Further Education colleges in the UK. The study surveyed 218 students from a range of disciplines and qualifications. Cluster analysis revealed distinct patterns of engagement with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Farsani, Mohammad Amini; Babaii, Esmat – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2019
This nationwide study examines the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) faculty members' engagement in and with research in a major site of EFL context by surveying a representative sample of 140 faculty members. Further, the correlation between the respondents' levels of engagement in and with research and their demographic features concerning…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, College Faculty
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Bain, Yvonne; Brosnan, Kevin; McGuigan, Aileen – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2019
This study offers reflections on the TQFE in Scotland as an example of the transformative professional learning model as identified by various authors. The focus of this study is the professional learning of lecturers in Scotland's colleges. Informed by wider considerations of teacher education more broadly, it will be of particular interest to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transformative Learning, Faculty Development, Teacher Education
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Abukari, Abdulai; Ahmed, Bawa Kuyini – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2019
There is growing demand for access to higher education (HE) in developing countries in the midst of limited resources. Open and distance education (ODL) has become a pivotal component of HE; many developing countries have developed their own models of ODL that are consistent with their national contexts. Research has shown that many developing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Work Experience Programs, Open Education
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Best, M.; Ade-Ojo, G. O.; McKelvey, C. – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2019
This study explores how Further Education (FE) lecturers are perceived in secondary school settings and their professional prospects in the context of the UK parity status Act of 2012. Designed as a mixed method research, it sought the views of FE-trained teachers on their experience of working in secondary schools, the perceptions of recruitment…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Mentors, Professional Identity, Teacher Attitudes
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Leach, Tony – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2019
This paper aims to contribute to the contested body of work about the factors influencing student motivation, expectations, engagement and satisfaction in higher education (HE). Policy surrounding the deployment and use of the National Student Survey (NSS) and the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) constructs social relationships between teachers…
Descriptors: Expectation, Student Satisfaction, Higher Education, Learner Engagement
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Cornish, Carlene – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2019
The role of the education sector has expanded into areas of social welfare. A key influence, relates to the disintegration of public-funded organisations responsible for mental health and social welfare provision. This article considers the policy drive for a broadened welfare mandate within education settings. Drawing on illustrations of…
Descriptors: Well Being, College Students, Foreign Countries, College Faculty
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Mycroft, Lou – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2019
Based on my experience of curating 'offcut' data from a major educational research project, I presented a methodology at an academic conference in 2018 which was based on a 'bowerbird' approach, developed by writer researchers in Australia. After the presentation, I proposed that this paper form a new 'bower' in that it would be structured to…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Story Telling, Community Education, Foreign Countries
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Terry, Rachel – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2019
Unlike their counterparts on school-based Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programmes, 'newly qualified' teachers in further education in England do not have the entitlement to support conferred by Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) status. Yet there is an expectation that ITE providers support former trainees' progress in employment, with little…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, Beginning Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education, Foreign Countries
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Donovan, Christina – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2019
It would be easy to assume that social trust is a normatively good value to promote within institutions. Trust encourages cooperation between actors, and thus normalises policies, practices and behaviours that tend to work towards collective social good. To assume this would also be to assume that trust should be a central aspiration for policy…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Policy Formation, Educational Policy, Adult Education
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Lewin-Jones, Jenny – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2019
This paper reports on an investigation of a Higher Education institution's webpages for prospective students. The study is used to illuminate how different conceptions of internationalisation are, or are not, represented to home and international students in university marketing. Multimodal Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA) is used to investigate…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Marketing, Universities, Web Sites
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Brown, Sheridan; Everson, John – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2019
This longitudinal study of trainee teachers in post-compulsory education and training was conducted over an 18-month period and explores the interplay between identity and self-esteem in trainees' professional development. The study contributes to the developing body of work on trainee teachers' professional identities and serves to offer new…
Descriptors: Self Esteem, Compulsory Education, Foreign Countries, Faculty Development
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Esmond, Bill – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2019
Recent policies for English technical and vocational education and training (TVET), centred on apprenticeship reforms and the Sainsbury Review, have prioritised employer-led curricula and learning in employment settings. These policies are represented in policy discourse as radical changes that imitate successful European systems, raising new…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Vocational Education, Technical Education, Apprenticeships
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