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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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Baidoo, Mohammed Kwaku; Tachie-Menson, Akosua; Pokua Arthur, Nana Ama; Appau Asante, Eric – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2020
Context: The processes of acquiring education in jewellery in Ghana has been dominated by the informal apprenticeship system and it forms the backbone of the workforce of the jewellery industry in Ghana. However, the patronage of informal jewellery apprenticeship in Ghana in recent times has been on decline even though it has the potential of…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Apprenticeships, Foreign Countries, Educational Finance
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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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Lensjø, Marit – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2020
Context: Through a dual model, based on 2 years of education in upper secondary school followed by two and a half year of apprenticeship training, Norwegian plumbing education has become an integrated part of the Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET). Competence and skills are described in national plumbing curriculum. However, there…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Plumbing, Building Trades, Skilled Workers
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Urbani, Chiara – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2020
Context: European policies describe the key role of teachers' Vocational Education and Training (VET) in improving students' learning outcomes. In order to improve teacher education, Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD) policies identify competency models as the main framework for understanding teacher professionalism and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Preschool Teachers, Professional Continuing Education
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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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Reegård, Kaja; Debowski, Horacy – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2020
Context: The topic of this paper is how mass emigration of skilled workers affects national policies, and employers' willingness to invest in Vocational Education and Training (VET) in Poland. In the wake of EU enlargement in 2004, Poland became one of the biggest sending countries for skilled labour to Western European countries. These massive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Skilled Workers, Vocational Education, Labor Supply
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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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Ramasamy, Muthuveeran; Pilz, Matthias – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2020
Context: Vocational training is viewed as a significant tool that increases employment outcomes and provides potential career advancement opportunities for individuals. Many countries are witnessing a shift from supply-driven to demand-driven approaches. The demand-driven approach in vocational training is often explored at the macro level and is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Rural Areas, Employment Potential
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