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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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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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Esmond, Bill; Atkins, Liz – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2020
Context: An enhanced role for work-based learning is advocated increasingly widely across industrialised countries and by international Vocational Education and Training (VET) policies. However, this is framed differently in each country by long-term policy orientations that reflect VET's relationship with wider economic and social formations.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Workplace Learning, Work Experience Programs
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Korhonen, Anne-Maria; Ruhalahti, Sanna; Lakkala, Minna; Veermans, Marjaana – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2020
Context: The context of this study is vocational teacher education and the participants are vocational student teachers studying part-time in a blended learning setting. They represent several disciplines of vocational education and training. The vocational teacher studies take one year and are 60 credits. The study relates to the discussion of…
Descriptors: Vocational Education Teachers, Student Teachers, Measurement Techniques, Student Experience
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Dahlback, Jorunn; Olstad, Hanne Berg; Sylte, Ann Lisa; Wolden, Anne-Catrine – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2020
Context: This article is based on a pragmatic theoretical perspective on education, in which theoretical and practical competences are developed through experiences and participation in real-world teaching contexts. Previous research points to a lack of culture for authentic workplace-based assessment in vocational and professional education in…
Descriptors: Performance Based Assessment, Summative Evaluation, Workplace Learning, Student Teaching
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Kamphuis, Pascal; Glebbeek, Arie C. – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2020
Context: In this study, we attempt to contribute to the scarce evidence about the relationship between perceived labour market insecurity and worker training investments. Drawing on existing research into framing in decision-making, we investigate whether framing the labour market as insecure increases the willingness of workers to invest in…
Descriptors: Job Security, Decision Making, Job Training, Vocational Education
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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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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
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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