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Zenner, Lea; Kumar, Kothandaraman; Pilz, Matthias – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2017
On the one hand, India is a growing economy that needs skilled labour, self-employed entrepreneurs and employees to tackle its economic and social challenges. On the other hand, India faces high unemployment rates, especially among young people. Graduates from industrial training institutes (ITIs) in particular are often facing difficulties in…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Industrial Education, Foreign Countries, Unemployment
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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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Bunting, Mette; Halvorsen, Torill Aagot; Moshuus, Geir H. – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2017
Fewer than half of the young people attending vocational institutions in Norway complete their education within the allotted five years. Indeed, many of these students have non-linear paths to completion. However, it is not changes in the dropout rate that make this different from earlier generations but the expansion of formal education and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Ethnography, Interviews
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Kigwilu, Peter Changilwa; Akala, Winston Jumba – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2017
The study investigated how Catholic-sponsored community colleges in Nairobi utilise the existing physical facilities and teaching and learning resources for effective implementation of Artisan and Craft curricula. The study adopted a mixed methods research design. Proportional stratified random sampling was used to sample 172 students and 18…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Implementation, Community Colleges, Educational Resources
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Chankseliani, Maia; Relly, Susan James – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2016
This paper examines the entrepreneurial inclinations of young people who achieved excellence in vocational occupations. We propose a three-capital approach to the study of entrepreneurship. Relying on the existing theories and original qualitative and quantitative data analyses, findings from interviews with 30 entrepreneurial and 10…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Competition, Entrepreneurship, Global Approach
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Pilz, Matthias – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2016
The transfer of vocational education and training (VET) systems is currently the subject of lively international debate, but there has so far been very little documentation of the process or analysis of how such transfers are achieved in practical terms. This paper therefore considers the potential for transferring Germany's "dual"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Corporate Education, Training Methods, Vocational Education
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Paulos, Catarina – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2015
This article explores the role of the European Union in defining an adult education policy and the way European countries appropriate those guidelines and implement them in their realities. These policies have been widening and diversifying adult education, creating the necessity of qualifying educational professionals. With the implementation of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Adult Educators, Teacher Qualifications
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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