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Tapani, Annukka; Salonen, Arto O. – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Context: In Finland, vocational education has been competence-based and learner-orientated since the beginning of 2018. Teachers' work has changed because there is a need to pay more attention to students and their specific personal needs. Learning processes are planned individually and more learning options are offered in the workplace. Approach:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Competencies, Vocational Education Teachers, Teaching Methods
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Park, Kathleen A.; Johnson, Karen R. – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Context: The healthcare profession is one of the largest growing occupations in the United States (US). Yet, there is a shortage of healthcare professionals and the situation is further compounded by insufficient instructors to prepare individuals to provide safe and quality care. A number of teachers leave the profession within 3 years of work in…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Intention, Faculty Mobility, Health Sciences
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Ure, Odd Bjørn; Skauge, Tom – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Context: The article contributes to a discussion of how patterns of employment and qualifications are modified by the ongoing industrial transformation, called Industry 4.0. Although this transformation is said to be a global phenomenon, scholars increasingly discuss the national differences in the wake of Industry 4.0. Our article aims to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Job Skills, Employment
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Chankseliani, Maia; Anuar, Aizuddin Mohamed – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Purpose: A fundamental assumption of the apprenticeship model is that there are benefits to both employers and individual learners. This study offers a broad conceptual interrogation of this inherent assumption underpinning the apprenticeship model. Approach: This study combines analysis of literature and available data and draws upon…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Apprenticeships, Incentives
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Schneider, Sebastian; Pilz, Matthias – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Purpose: India's Polytechnics are a fundamental part of its (vocational) education and training system but are largely ignored in VET research. Understanding the status quo and potential of India's (vocational) education landscape requires an understanding of the role played by the Polytechnics, particularly in view of the Indian government's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technical Institutes, Vocational Education, Job Skills
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Zinn, Bernd; Raisch, Kevin; Reimann, Jennifer – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Context: This paper reports on a study of the progress of vocational education and training (VET) and the need for further profession-oriented training of lecturers in public, technical vocational colleges in South Africa, under the consideration of societal and political conditions. Approach: The study is based on a mixed methods approach in…
Descriptors: Educational Needs, Vocational Education Teachers, Foreign Countries, Faculty Development
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Salvà, Francesca; Pinya, Carme; Álvarez, Nuria; Calvo, Aina – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Context: In 2016, the early leaving from education and training (ELET) rate in the Balearic Islands, Spain, was 26.8%. According to the most recent data, the participation rate in intermediate vocational education and training (VET) was 31.5%, and the graduation rate was 53.2%. In this paper, we present the main elements of the social agreement…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Strategies
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Ebbinghaus, Margit – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Context: Although the German dual system of vocational education and training makes a major contribution to securing the supply of skilled workers for trade and industry, its function has been under scrutiny for several years. Companies are finding it increasingly difficult to recruit trainees, and increasing numbers of training places are vacant.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Job Skills, Job Training
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Lahn, Leif Chr.; Nore, Hæge – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Context: In this paper, we review and discuss the piloting in Norway of a German methodology for competence diagnostics in vocational education and training: the Competence Development and Assessment in TVET (COMET) project. Our overarching theme is determining to what extent such large-scale assessment systems are valid for international…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Competence, Vocational Education, Job Skills
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Sjöberg, David; Karp, Staffan; Rantatalo, Oscar – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Context: Learning through scenario training and live simulation in vocational education is generally regarded as an effective tool for developing professional knowledge. However, previous research has largely overlooked the learning of students in secondary roles in scenario training. The objective of this study is to explore learning for students…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Vignettes, Simulation, Police Education
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Beicht, Ursula; Walden, Günter – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Context: For young people with a migrant background in Germany transition from school to company-based vocational training is much more difficult than for non-migrants. This remains true, when data is controlled for the lower performance of young migrants in general education. In this paper we investigate if and how far the chances of transition…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Vocational Education, Generational Differences
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Coppi, Alessia Eletta; Cattaneo, Alberto; Gurtner, Jean-Luc – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Context: Discovering visual languages across professions is a complex task since it entails discovering a communication system composed of information in image or textual form called representations and also including various kinds of annotations such as notes. Such a task has been previously scarcely considered within research, and basically only…
Descriptors: Visual Learning, Visualization, Visual Aids, Occupations
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Struthers, Karen; Strachan, Glenda – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Context: The persistent low female participation in male-dominated trades and VET courses is not attracting a high level of public attention and policy action. There are determined, albeit ad hoc actions by advocates to raise awareness of the economic and social benefits that can result from increased female participation in the male-dominated…
Descriptors: Females, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Nontraditional Occupations
Nagele, Christof; Neuenschwander, Markus P.; Rodcharoen, Patsawee – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Context: Vocational education and training enables young people to quickly and effectively enter the labour market. To advance their careers and to develop their professional expertise even more, they must then further their education through higher vocational or higher academic education. In this study, we looked at young people at work: What…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Academic Education, Higher Education
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Markowitsch, Jorg; Hefler, Gunter – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Context: Vocational education and training (VET) is expected to be designed for creating learning outcomes which meet the needs for skills and competences in the labour market. Hence, identifying current and upcoming skill requirements and ensuring that these requirements are incorporated into education has long been the subject of academic and…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Vocational Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Labor Market
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