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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
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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Kaiser, Franz – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Context: The train of thoughts in this contribution is situated in the VET teacher training on an academic level, as it is usual in Germany. Key issue is the pedagogical qualification of the VET teachers and the question of how to give them possibilities to reflect their own biography, their interdependences to the actual cultural and economic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, Critical Theory
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Diedrich, Jennifer; Neubauer, Aljoscha C.; Ortner, Anna – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Context: We addressed the issue of person-job-fit by focussing on both professional success and work satisfaction. Publications studying the predictive validity of (cognitive) ability, personality, or vocational interest alone have shown relationships with professional success or work satisfaction for each predictor separately. Nevertheless, these…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Success, Prediction, Cognitive Ability
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Chen, Peng; Schmidtke, Carsten – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2017
Humanism has never been able to establish a firm place in technical education, which remains predominantly pragmatist in response to industry needs, certification requirements and educational standardisation. However, after a period of decline, humanism has made somewhat of a comeback as part of the movement toward student-centred education.…
Descriptors: Vocational Schools, Technical Education, Postsecondary Education, Humanism
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Rospigliosi, Pericles; Bourner, Tom; Heath, Linda – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2016
The aim of this article is to explore the historical context of vocationalism in universities. It is based on an analysis of the history of the university from a vocational perspective. It looks for evidence of vocational engagement in the activities of universities over time, taking a long view from the birth of the Western University in the…
Descriptors: Educational History, Vocational Education, Universities, Vocational Interests
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Ebenehi, Amos Shaibu; Rashid, Abdullah Mat; Bakar, Ab Rahim – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2016
This paper examined predictors of career adaptability skill among higher education students in Nigeria. A sample of 603 higher education students randomly selected from six colleges of education in Nigeria participated in this study. A set of self-reported questionnaire was used for data collection, and multiple linear regression analysis was used…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Predictor Variables, College Students, Employment Potential
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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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Duch, Henriette; Andreasen, Karen E. – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2015
A new education program, Diploma of Vocational Pedagogy, has recently been implemented in Denmark to upskill vocational college teachers and improve didactics at VET colleges in general. Among many challenges, vocational college teachers have to adapt their pedagogy to a large number of students from backgrounds with no tradition for education.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Educational Change
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Ure, Odd Bjørn – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2015
The construction of European education policy builds on a widely shared goal of transparency in qualifications, upheld by the popular narrative of mobile students endowed with scholarships from the EU Erasmus programme, which allow them to transfer credit points between universities and across national borders. EU education policy is increasingly…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Governance, Qualifications
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Kopatz, Susanne; Pilz, Matthias – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2015
This paper analyses the returns to education of specific occupations in Canada. The purpose is to scrutinize whether and in how far academic and vocational education do differ in monetary benefits regarding individual returns. Therefore, two different methodologies of calculation are used to compute the concrete returns to education. As a result…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Comparative Analysis, College Graduates
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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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Haolader, Faruque A.; Ali, Md Ramjan; Foysol, Khan Md – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2015
Polytechnics in Bangladesh endeavour to produce quality graduates for national and international job markets. The quality of graduates depends on several factors. This study examines the implementation process of the polytechnic curriculum with the objectives of determining the current level of practices in learning/teaching material design, in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Taxonomy, Technical Education, College Curriculum
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Mukama, Evode – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2014
This paper depicts a study carried out in Rwanda concerning university students who participated in a contest to produce short documentary films. The purpose of this research is to conceptualize these kinds of technology-based learning projects (TBLPs) through a sociocultural perspective. The methodology included focus-group discussions and field…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Documentaries, Electronic Learning
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