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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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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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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
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Neuenschwander, Markus P.; Hofmann, Jan; Jüttler, Andreas; Schumann, Stephan – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Context: Following the social cognitive career theory of Lent, Brown, and Hackett (1994), the current study examines the effect of role models' professions and practical internship experiences on the choice of professional environment independent of professional interests. Embedded in the Swiss context with its strong vocational training system,…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Decision Making, Role Models, Internship Programs
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Tønder, Anna Hagen; Aspøy, Tove Mogstad – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2017
Since reforms implemented in 1994, vocational education and training (VET) in Norway has been integrated and standardized as part of upper-secondary education. When young people enter upper-secondary education at the age of 15 or 16, they can choose either a vocational programme or a general academic programme. The standard model in vocational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Training, Secondary Education
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Kuhn, Ida Kristina – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2017
This study investigates the enhancement of social competence for disadvantaged young people based on the example of the "Werkschule Bremen" educational course. Theoretical approaches to social competence as a learning outcome are mainly based on the model of social information processing, although the meaning of both practical and…
Descriptors: Prevocational Education, Interpersonal Competence, Disadvantaged Youth, Mixed Methods Research
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Stephens, Geralyn – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2015
Industry professionals are permitted to teach in Michigan's federally funded Career and Technical Education (CTE) secondary programs, before completing a teacher certification program, under the Annual Occupational Authorization (AOA) provision. This study reviews their academic foundations, professional credentials and their pedagogical knowledge…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Alternative Teacher Certification, Credentials, Teaching Skills
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Gessler, Michael; Howe, Falk – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2015
The "Riga Conclusions" of the European Ministries of Education of 22 June 2015 for the orientation of vocational education and training in Europe are promoting work-based learning as one of five "medium-term deliverables" for the next five years. But: How should and can work-based teaching and learning be designed? Our approach…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Experiential Learning, Task Analysis
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Andersson, Ingela; Wärvik, Gun-Britt; Thång, Per-Olof – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2015
The article explores the major features of the Swedish Government's new initiative--a school based Upper Secondary Apprenticeship model. The analyses are guided by activity theory. The analysed texts are part of the parliamentary reform-making process of the 2011 Upper Secondary School reform. The analyses unfold how the Government, the Swedish…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Secondary Education, Educational Change
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Placklé, Ingeborg; Könings, Karen D.; Jacquet, Wolfgang; Struyven, Katrien; Libotton, Arno; van Merriënboer, Jeroen J. G.; Engels, Nadine – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2014
If teachers and teacher educators are willing to support the learning of students, it is important for them to learn what motivates students to engage in learning. Students have their own preferences on design characteristics of powerful learning environments in vocational education. We developed an instrument--the Inventory Powerful Learning…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Measures (Individuals), Vocational Education, Educational Environment
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Burchert, Joanna; Hoeve, Aimée; Kämäräinen, Pekka – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2014
This article focuses on two examples of interactive research (IR) in vocational education and training. IR is a process which brings together practitioners and researchers with the aim to implement an innovation. This innovation in the first project meant to create a hybrid learning environment; in the second it supported introducing digital media…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Educational Research, Educational Innovation
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Virolainen, Maarit; Stenström, Marja-Leena – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2014
The study investigates how the Finnish model of providing initial vocational education and training (IVET) has succeeded in terms of enhancing educational progress and employability. A relatively high level of participation in IVET makes the Finnish model distinctive from those of three other Nordic countries: Denmark, Norway and Sweden. All four…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Vocational Education, Employment Potential