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van den Hurk, Anniek; Meelissen, Martina; van Langen, Annemarie – International Journal of Science Education, 2019
The so-called leaking STEM pipeline (dropout in STEM education) has been the subject of many studies. The large interest of scholars in plausible causes of this leakage has resulted in a number of meta-reviews describing factors at system, school and student level related to interest and persistence in STEM education. The STEM pipeline discussion…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intervention, STEM Education, Dropout Prevention
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Loogma, Krista; Ümarik, Meril; Sirk, Meidi; Liivik, Reeli – Journal of Educational Change, 2019
The article deals with the structural conflict between academic and vocational postcompulsory secondary education involving the negative selection to vocational education. The conflict is treated from the historical perspective with the aim of explaining historical factors and social mechanisms that have contributed to the persistence of the…
Descriptors: Social Change, Labor Market, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries
Cielinski, Anna – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2019
During the early 2000s, state and local leaders developed career pathways programs in an effort to redesign education and workforce development systems to better meet the education and employment needs of low-income, educationally underprepared adults. These career pathways increase individual prosperity and regional competitiveness by aligning…
Descriptors: Career Development, Vocational Education, Adult Education, Labor Force Development
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Akhmetshin, Elvir Munirovich; Ibatullin, Rinat Rivkatovich; Gapsalamov, Almaz Rafisovich; Vasilev, Vladimir Lvovich; Bakhvalov, Sergey Yurevich – International Journal of Educational Management, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyze how the audiovisual teaching aids are applied in the modern educational environment and to assess their application efficiency in the context of the secondary-level vocational education establishments. Design/methodology/approach: A pedagogical experiment was conducted to confirm this hypothesis. At…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Vocational Education, Secondary Education, Instructional Materials
OECD Publishing, 2019
Vocational education and training can play a central role in preparing young people for work and responding to the labour market needs of the economy. While often neglected in the past, an increasing number of countries are recognising that high-quality vocational education and training can make a major contribution to economic competitiveness. In…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Enrollment Trends
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Boyadjieva, Pepka; Ilieva-Trichkova, Petya – European Education, 2019
This article explores how the horizontal differentiation of upper secondary education affects students' transitions after graduation. It builds upon the institutional perspective on education and draws on data from a nationally representative survey. The analysis shows a considerable variation in graduates' patterns of transition according to the…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Track System (Education), High School Graduates, Outcomes of Education
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Persson Thunqvist, Daniel; Hagen Tønder, Anna; Reegård, Kaja – European Educational Research Journal, 2019
Political reforms of the 1990s ushered in sweeping socio-economic changes in the Nordic countries, including radical changes in their vocational education and training systems. However, the reforms led to a school-based vocational education and training system with a strong orientation towards higher education in Sweden, and a hybrid system with a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Educational Change, Educational History
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2018
The Australian education and training system offers a range of options for young people. This publication provides a summary of the statistics relating to young people aged 15 to 19 years who participated in education and training during 2016. Information on participation is presented for school students, VET in Schools students, higher education…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, National Surveys, Student Characteristics
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Schuller, Karin – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2018
The present article analyzes the development of the ethnic gap--with respect to the attainment of vocational degrees--over the immigration cohorts 1960-2001 by examining how social integration indicators and general secondary school education may help to explain the trend. It was found that the gap between natives and migrants increased. Above…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Vocational Education, Social Integration, Educational Attainment
Education Services Australia, on behalf of the Education Council, 2018
Australia's education system has served the nation well, but must continue to evolve to ensure competitiveness in a world racing towards the future. The report recommendations presented seek to optimise the ways industry partnerships can assist in the provision of contemporary, internationally competitive Science, Technology, Engineering, and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, STEM Education, Industry, School Business Relationship
Robertson, Boyd, Comp. – Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning, 2018
This regional dossier aims to provide a concise description of the European minority language, Gàidhlig, in education. Aspects that are addressed include features of the education system, recent educational policies, main actors, legal arrangements and support structures, as well as quantitative aspects such as the number of schools, teachers,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indo European Languages, Language Minorities, Preschool Education
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Berendes, Karin; Vajjala, Sowmya; Meurers, Detmar; Bryant, Doreen; Wagner, Wolfgang; Chinkina, Maria; Trautwein, Ulrich – Journal of Educational Psychology, 2018
An adequate level of linguistic complexity in learning materials is believed to be of crucial importance for learning. The implication for school textbooks is that reading complexity should differ systematically between grade levels and between higher and lower tracks in line with what can be called the systematic complexification assumption.…
Descriptors: Reading, Difficulty Level, Textbooks, Secondary Education
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Lanford, Michael; Maruco, Tattiya – American Educational Research Journal, 2018
Career academies are increasingly prominent in American secondary education. However, our understanding of these academies is limited by a paucity of research about the factors that make them viable and effective. This case study highlights, from the perspective of 52 academy coordinators and teachers and 41 students, distinctive features that…
Descriptors: Career Academies, Job Training, Social Capital, Coordinators
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Gulikers, Judith T. M.; Runhaar, Piety; Mulder, Martin – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
This contribution shows an example of how an assessment innovation can serve as a flywheel for changing teaching and learning. This article first explains the development of an authentic, competence-based performance assessment in pre-vocational secondary education (pre-VET). Using these assessments in "pre"-VET, that is preparatory to…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Innovation, Educational Change, Test Construction
Advance CTE: State Leaders Connecting Learning to Work, 2018
Throughout history, a disproportionate number of learners have been tracked into terminal vocational programs based on their race, income, gender and disability, leading to jobs with uncertain promise of economic growth and prosperity. While the quality of Career Technical Education (CTE) programs has significantly improved since then, many…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Access to Education, Equal Education, Secondary Education
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