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Andersson, Per; Hellgren, Mattias; Köpsén, Susanne – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Context: Teachers in vocational education and training (VET teachers) have specific conditions for their continuing professional development (CPD). They have a background in an initial occupation, in which they now teach and train the next generation. Thus, as VET teachers, they are expected to master the knowledge and skills of that occupation,…
Descriptors: Professional Continuing Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Vocational Education, Faculty Development
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Aarkrog, Vibe; Wahlgren, Bjarne; Larsen, Christian Hougaard; Mariager-Anderson, Kristina; Gottlieb, Susanne – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Context: Aiming at gaining knowledge about students' thoughts and actions in deciding to stay in or drop out of an educational programme, an empirical study was conducted on dropout among 18-24-year-old students in VET and basic general adult learning. Approach: In order to pursue this aim, the study combined two sets of data--weekly student…
Descriptors: Decision Making, Student Attitudes, Dropouts, At Risk Students
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Cournoyer, Louis; Deschenaux, Frédéric – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2017
Each year, a large number of students aged 25 years and over take part in vocational and education training (VET) programs in the Province of Quebec, Canada. The life experiences of many of these adults are marked by complex psychosocial and professional events, which may have influenced their career decision-making processes. This paper aimed to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Decision Making, Vocational Education, Adult Students
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Masdonati, Jonas; Fournier, Geneviève; Lahrizi, Imane Z. – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2017
We report the results of qualitative research on adults who enrolled in a vocational and education training (VET) program with the intention of changing their careers. The participants were 30 adults aged between 25 and 45 years. A modified version of the consensual qualitative research method was applied to transcriptions of semi-structured…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Training, Career Change, Qualitative Research
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Akoojee, Salim – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2016
This paper explores the extent to which latest developments in the Technical and Vocational Education and Training System in South Africa respond to key principles espoused for a developmental, democratic and inclusionary ideal. The White Paper for post school education and training approved by Cabinet in November, 2013 is referred to by the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technical Education, Vocational Education, Educational Policy
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Aarkrog, Vibe; Wahlgren, Bjarne – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2015
The article deals about the results of a study of school-based Assessment of Prior Learning of adults who have enrolled as students in a VET college in order to qualify for occupations as skilled workers. Based on examples of VET teachers' methods for assessing the students' prior learning in the programs for gastronomes, respectively child care…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Prior Learning, Adult Vocational Education, Student Evaluation
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Kaufmann, Katrin – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2015
This investigation focuses on participation and related investment patterns in job related non-formal education (NFE) in selected European countries. Broadening previous research formats of NFE are distinguished by investment including financial and time investments by employers, employees and public authorities. By this, company-sponsored and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Nonformal Education, Comparative Education
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Wilde, Stephanie; Relly, Susan James – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2015
This article focuses on the role of training managers (TMs) in UK participation in WorldSkills Competitions (WSC). The TM role is outlined, according to the perceptions of the TMs, and there is analysis of the benefits to them of participation, as well as the barriers they face, and the benefits and barriers available to participating further…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Trainers, Training, Competition
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Paulos, Catarina – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2015
This article explores the role of the European Union in defining an adult education policy and the way European countries appropriate those guidelines and implement them in their realities. These policies have been widening and diversifying adult education, creating the necessity of qualifying educational professionals. With the implementation of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Adult Educators, Teacher Qualifications
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Hinrichs, Anja-Christina – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2014
Against the background of demographic change and skill shortages continuing vocational training is of great significance in Germany. However, the training effectiveness is mostly assessed only at the end of a training program or several months after the training. Since in continuing vocational training the two contexts learning field (training)…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Continuing Education, Vocational Education, Transfer of Training