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Ebbinghaus, Margit – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Context: Although the German dual system of vocational education and training makes a major contribution to securing the supply of skilled workers for trade and industry, its function has been under scrutiny for several years. Companies are finding it increasingly difficult to recruit trainees, and increasing numbers of training places are vacant.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Job Skills, Job Training
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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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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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Rein, Volker – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2017
The steady increase in science-related requirements in operational areas of skilled and managing workforce is influencing worldwide the discourse on shaping professionalization. This article focuses on the compatibility of professional and scientific competence-oriented learning outcomes of qualification programmes within and across the education…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Vocational Education, Higher Education, Competency Based Education
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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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Sandirasegarane, Sharmila; Sutermaster, Staci; Gill, Alyssa; Volz, Jennifer; Mehta, Khanjan – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2016
Vocational Education and Training (VET) is offered throughout the world to students of various educational backgrounds and career aspirations in an effort to create a skilled workforce. The structure of VET varies greatly across different fields and countries with high-growth, low-growth, and transitional economies. However, a common critique of…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Vocational Schools, Entrepreneurship, Context Effect
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Aarkrog, Vibe; Wahlgren, Bjarne – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2015
The article deals about the results of a study of school-based Assessment of Prior Learning of adults who have enrolled as students in a VET college in order to qualify for occupations as skilled workers. Based on examples of VET teachers' methods for assessing the students' prior learning in the programs for gastronomes, respectively child care…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Prior Learning, Adult Vocational Education, Student Evaluation