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Markowitsch, Jorg; Hefler, Gunter – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Context: Vocational education and training (VET) is expected to be designed for creating learning outcomes which meet the needs for skills and competences in the labour market. Hence, identifying current and upcoming skill requirements and ensuring that these requirements are incorporated into education has long been the subject of academic and…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Vocational Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Labor Market
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Pylväs, Laura; Nokelainen, Petri – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2017
This paper examines the perceptions of vocational expertise and school-to-work pathways among WorldSkills Competition (WSC) achievers and their co-workers and employers within the Finnish context. At the biennial international WSC, young people (aged 18-to-23 years) from over 60 countries demonstrate their skills in more than 40 trades.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Job Skills, Competition, Talent Development
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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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Gessler, Michael; Moreno Herrera, Lázaro – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2015
The design of vocational didactics has to meet special requirements. Six core assumptions are identified: outcome orientation, cultural-historical embedding, horizontal structure, vertical structure, temporal structure, and the changing nature of work. Different approaches and discussions from school-based systems (Spain and Sweden) and dual…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Comparative Education, Instructional Design, Educational Innovation
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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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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
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Nore, Haege; Lahn, Leif Christian – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2014
This article explores the effect that the use of e-portfolios initiated and organized by apprenticeship training offices has had on the learning processes and assessment practices of apprentices in Norwegian vocational education and training. Although these intermediate structures have the potential to bridge the gap between work and education,…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Apprenticeships, Portfolios (Background Materials), Internet