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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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Schmid, Evi – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2020
Context: Vocational education and training (VET) plays a key role in reducing early leaving from education and training, and integrating youth at risk in upper secondary education. To ensure that more young people complete upper secondary education, the OECD suggests designing interventions that address the specific needs of youth at risk such as…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, At Risk Persons, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries
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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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Cechovsky, Nora – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2020
Context: Tax evasion and tax compliance are important topics on a European level. Next to regulations and fines, the understanding of tax-related issues impacts a tax compliance decision. Vocational business students already pay taxes and are potential future entrepreneurs who will increasingly have to deal with tax-related issues in the future.…
Descriptors: Taxes, Foreign Countries, Business Education, Misconceptions
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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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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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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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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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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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