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ERIC Number: EJ879325
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1363-6820
Identity and Apprenticeship: The Case of English Motor Vehicle Maintenance Apprentices
Brockmann, Michaela
Journal of Vocational Education and Training, v62 n1 p63-73 Mar 2010
The paper arises from my PhD thesis on the learner biographies of retail and motor vehicle maintenance apprentices in Germany and England which explores the interrelationship of social structures and individual agency in identity formation over time and in particular learning environments. The paper reports initial findings, focusing largely on the English case study of motor vehicle apprentices. It challenges common assumptions of young people in vocational education in England as second-chance learners being socialized into pursuing low-status occupations and invites reflection on the particular model of apprenticeship in England and its role in shaping young people's identity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Germany; United Kingdom (England)