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Coppi, Alessia Eletta; Cattaneo, Alberto; Gurtner, Jean-Luc – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Context: Discovering visual languages across professions is a complex task since it entails discovering a communication system composed of information in image or textual form called representations and also including various kinds of annotations such as notes. Such a task has been previously scarcely considered within research, and basically only…
Descriptors: Visual Learning, Visualization, Visual Aids, Occupations
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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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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Leemann, Regula Julia; Imdorf, Christian – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2015
In training networks, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises pool their resources to train apprentices within the framework of the dual VET system, while an intermediary organisation is tasked with managing operations. Over the course of their apprenticeship, the apprentices switch from one training company to another on a (half-) yearly…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Cooperative Education, Networks, Apprenticeships
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Hofmann, Claudia; Stalder, Barbara E.; Tschan, Franziska; Häfeli, Kurt – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2014
Transition from school to work is a challenging period for young people with learning difficulties. In the dual vocational system of Switzerland, teachers at vocational educational and training (VET)-schools, as well as trainers at VET-companies, provide important support. We were interested in the different pathways from this support to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Occupational Aspiration, Career Development