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Michaelis, Christian; Busse, Robin – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2021
Context: Due to limited geographical mobility, opportunities for adolescents interested in company-based training are primarily dependent on regional training offers. Competition for company-based training among adolescents varies regionally, and thus, the chance to obtain a training contract varies as well. In this article, we investigate the…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Job Training, Vocational Education, Secondary School Students
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Icardi, Rossella – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2021
Context: Existing studies have explored the association between workplace training and wages suggesting that training participation may have a positive association with wages. However, we still know very little about whether this association varies between men and women. Through its potential positive association with wages, training may balance…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, On the Job Training, Outcomes of Education, Salary Wage Differentials
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Baumeler, Carmen; Engelage, Sonja; Strebel, Alexandra – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2021
Context: Dual VET systems are often praised for their labour market proximity because of economic stakeholders' involvement. However, when labour market requirements change rapidly, a lack of flexibility is attributed to them. This occurs in times of fast socio-technological change like the current digital transformation. A repeatedly proposed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Kim, Kevin Gonyop; Oertel, Catharine; Dillenbourg, Pierre – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2021
Context: Exploring the design space is an important process in a design task. In this study, we considered design space exploration for the learners in vocational education and training (VET). The goal of the study was to investigate how they explore the design space while focusing on the effect of a graph-like interface on the learner's…
Descriptors: Floriculture, Apprenticeships, Vocational Education, Courseware
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Bürgi, Regula; Gonon, Philipp – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2021
Context: International scholarship and policy tend to depict national structures governing Vocational Education and Training (VET) as uniform and devoid of internal differences. This macro perspective neglects the numerous processes at the meso and micro level that shape the structure and content of VET. This article focusses on professional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Governance, Professional Associations
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Ferm, Lisa – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2021
Purpose: The focus of this article is on Swedish vocational students' own thoughts about different types of knowledge and how these thoughts relate to the forming of their vocational identities. The article reports on a study which investigates how vocational students handle the division between theoretical and practical knowledge as they learn to…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Academic Education, Foreign Countries, Theory Practice Relationship
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Chalapati, Nakarin; Chalapati, Supaporn – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2020
Context: Thailand is facing skilled labour shortages, which has prevented the country from achieving significant economic progress. This paper examines Thailand's vocational education policy discourses from 1992 to 2014 and how successful such policies were in building the country's skilled labour force. Approach: This study utilised a qualitative…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Labor Force Development, Vocational Education, Educational Policy
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Biemans, Harm J. A.; Mariën, Hans; Fleur, Erik; Beliaeva, Tanya; Harbers, Jan – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2020
Context: In the Dutch educational system, different learning pathways to higher professional bachelor (or HBO) programmes have been created: the regular VET route, the general secondary education route, and continuing learning pathways (such as the Green Lyceum or GL) that combine characteristics of these two traditional routes and that are…
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Vocational Education
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Schmid, Evi – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2020
Context: Vocational education and training (VET) plays a key role in reducing early leaving from education and training, and integrating youth at risk in upper secondary education. To ensure that more young people complete upper secondary education, the OECD suggests designing interventions that address the specific needs of youth at risk such as…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, At Risk Persons, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
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Baidoo, Mohammed Kwaku; Tachie-Menson, Akosua; Pokua Arthur, Nana Ama; Appau Asante, Eric – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2020
Context: The processes of acquiring education in jewellery in Ghana has been dominated by the informal apprenticeship system and it forms the backbone of the workforce of the jewellery industry in Ghana. However, the patronage of informal jewellery apprenticeship in Ghana in recent times has been on decline even though it has the potential of…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Apprenticeships, Foreign Countries, Educational Finance
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Gessler, Michael; Siemer, Christine – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2020
Purpose: The growing public interest in vocational education and training (VET), most recently since the economic crisis of 2007/2008, has led to an exponential increase in articles with a vocational focus, underscoring the need for review studies for the purposes of systematic knowledge aggregation, clarification and interpretation. We assume…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Research Methodology, Periodicals, Vocational Education
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Sylte, Ann Lisa – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2020
Context: Two major challenges in professional and vocational education (VET) are low levels of relevance and coherence between the content of the educational program and developing competence in working life. This article is based on an action research project, conducted as a series of experiments at vocational upper secondary schools and during…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Relevance (Education), Education Work Relationship
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Stellmacher, Anne; Ohlemann, Svenja; Pfetsch, Jan; Ittel, Angela – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2020
Context: The current shortage of teachers in Germany, especially in vocational schools, is of relevance to the education system and labour market policy. To recruit future teachers more effectively, it is of great importance to gain a better understanding of pre-service teachers' career choice motivation. However, research has concentrated so far…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Career Choice, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education Teachers
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Lensjø, Marit – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2020
Context: Through a dual model, based on 2 years of education in upper secondary school followed by two and a half year of apprenticeship training, Norwegian plumbing education has become an integrated part of the Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET). Competence and skills are described in national plumbing curriculum. However, there…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Plumbing, Building Trades, Skilled Workers
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Urbani, Chiara – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2020
Context: European policies describe the key role of teachers' Vocational Education and Training (VET) in improving students' learning outcomes. In order to improve teacher education, Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) policies identify competency models as the main framework for understanding teacher professionalism and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Preschool Teachers, Professional Continuing Education
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