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Fenwick, Tara – Vocations and Learning, 2008
The general rise in contractors, particularly among knowledge workers negotiating "boundaryless" employment conditions, has generated interest in the nature and forms of contract work. This article explores the learning of contract workers as they negotiate these conditions, with a focus on women. Drawing from a qualitative study of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Nursing, Self Employment
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Collin, Kaija; Paloniemi, Susanna; Virtanen, Anne; Eteläpelto, Anneli – Vocations and Learning, 2008
This paper analyses and discusses different constraints on workplace learning, vocational development and formation of identity. We ask how the learning and development of vocational identities are related to the various learning constraints and restrictions present in the socio-cultural contexts of the workplace. The study utilizes 20 interviews…
Descriptors: Professional Identity, Questionnaires, Online Surveys, Vocational Education
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Harreveld, Roberta E.; Singh, Michael J. – Vocations and Learning, 2008
This paper argues that Amartya Sen's ("Development as freedom," New York: Random House, 1999) concept of "capabilities" provides a useful framework for interpreting the brokering of learning provisions that emerged as a key feature of reforms to education and training in Queensland (Australia) for young people. Sen's capability…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Adults, Ability, Competence
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Brockmann, Michaela; Clarke, Linda; Méhaut, Philippe; Winch, Christopher – Vocations and Learning, 2008
This paper examines the notion of "competence" in the VET systems of France and England. While both countries have developed "competence-based" approaches, underlying the similar terminology are distinct meanings, rooted in the countries' institutional structures and labour processes. A key distinction is identified between a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Competency Based Education, Competence, Knowledge Level
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