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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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Toppin, Ian – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2018
The context of this study was to examine factors contributing to significant workforce shortages in building trades in the United States. As it is, recruitment of qualified skilled trades workers is becoming increasingly difficult due to lack of a pipeline of prospective workers, and training programs. The study assumed a theoretical inquiry…
Descriptors: Building Trades, Labor Force Development, Vocational Education, Construction Industry
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Avis, James – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Purpose: The paper explores the relationship between vocational education and training (VET), the labour market and social justice in the current conjuncture. Approach: The paper adopts an approach rooted in critical policy analysis. It consequently sets the discussion within the wider socio-economic and political context. Such an approach enables…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Labor Market, Social Change, Vocational Education
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Papakitsos, Evangelos C. – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2016
The present study introduces a systemic model that demonstrates a description of the relationship between the labour-market and vocational education from the perspective of systemic theory. Based on the application of the relevant methodology, the two open social systems are identified and analyzed. Their key-features are presented and the points…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Vocational Education, Models, Systems Approach
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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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Andersson, Ingela; Wärvik, Gun-Britt; Thång, Per-Olof – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2015
The article explores the major features of the Swedish Government's new initiative--a school based Upper Secondary Apprenticeship model. The analyses are guided by activity theory. The analysed texts are part of the parliamentary reform-making process of the 2011 Upper Secondary School reform. The analyses unfold how the Government, the Swedish…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Secondary Education, Educational Change