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Schneider, Sebastian; Pilz, Matthias – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Purpose: India's Polytechnics are a fundamental part of its (vocational) education and training system but are largely ignored in VET research. Understanding the status quo and potential of India's (vocational) education landscape requires an understanding of the role played by the Polytechnics, particularly in view of the Indian government's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technical Institutes, Vocational Education, Job Skills
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Adhikari, Eka Raj – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Context: This article explores the lived experiences of learners with disabilities who were attending short-term skills-based training programs in Nepal. The research questions addressed were how the learners with disabilities had been experiencing learning with their peers without disabilities and whether the vocational training was inclusive…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Skill Development, Training
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Wenstrom, Sanna; Uusiautti, Satu; Maatta, Kaarina – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Context: Enthusiasm has been noted to increase productivity and quality at work. In teachers' work, this has a connection to student learning and motivation, as well as teaching quality. In the context of Finnish vocational education and training (VET), research on enthusiasm appears especially topical and relevant because of the ongoing wide…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Teacher Motivation, Productivity
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Sirakaya, Mustafa; Cakmak, Ebru Kilic – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2018
This study aimed to test the impact of augmented reality (AR) use on student achievement and self-efficacy in vocational education and training. For this purpose, a marker-based AR application, called HardwareAR, was developed. HardwareAR provides information about characteristics of hardware components, ports and assembly. The research design was…
Descriptors: Simulated Environment, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Academic Achievement
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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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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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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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Shaw, Angela Joy; Shaw, Kieron John; Blake, Suzanne – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2016
In a global society, all educational sectors need to recognise internationalism as a core, foundational principle. Whilst most educational sectors are taking up that challenge, vocational education and training (VET) is still being pulled towards the national agenda in terms of its structures and systems, and the policies driving it,…
Descriptors: Barriers, Global Approach, Vocational Education, Resistance to Change
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Marhuenda-Fluixá, Fernando; Salvà, Francesca; Saurin, Almudena A. Navas; López, Miriam Abiétar – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2015
Our contribution attempts to review basic vocational education programmes in Spain over the past 25 years. We intend to compare the evolution of these programmes in terms of conception and conditions of delivery in order to find out how different they are as skill-formation and remedial systems, as well as analysing how different political views…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Educational Trends, Educational Change
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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
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Wilde, Stephanie; Relly, Susan James – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2015
This article focuses on the role of training managers (TMs) in UK participation in WorldSkills Competitions (WSC). The TM role is outlined, according to the perceptions of the TMs, and there is analysis of the benefits to them of participation, as well as the barriers they face, and the benefits and barriers available to participating further…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Trainers, Training, Competition
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Hämäläinen, Raija; Cincinnato, Sebastiano; Malin, Antero; De Wever, Bram – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2014
The European workplace is challenging VET adults' problem-solving skills in technology-rich environments (TREs). So far, no international large-scale assessment data has been available for VET. The PIAAC data comprise the most comprehensive source of information on adults' skills to date. The present study (N = 50 369) focuses on gaining insight…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Problem Solving, Educational Technology