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ERIC Number: EJ907304
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-1745-4999
Tensions in the Canadian Apprenticeship Sector: Rethinking Bourdieu's Analysis of Habitus, Field, and Capital
Watt-Malcolm, Bonnie; Barabasch, Antje
Research in Comparative and International Education, v5 n3 p289-301 2010
The authors explore governance and related policies that shape Canada's vocational education and training (VET) system and trends that have the potential to fundamentally change accepted practices. The conceptual framework derived from Bourdieu's theoretical concepts of field, habitus, and capital is applied to the description of Canada's apprenticeship system within its particular political, economic and social contexts and current power relations. The authors further contemplate how policy changes may be undermining this system and negatively influencing individuals' work and learning opportunities. Lastly, proposed policy directions for Canada's apprenticeship system are critically examined. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada