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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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Gessler, Michael; Siemer, Christine – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2020
Purpose: The growing public interest in vocational education and training (VET), most recently since the economic crisis of 2007/2008, has led to an exponential increase in articles with a vocational focus, underscoring the need for review studies for the purposes of systematic knowledge aggregation, clarification and interpretation. We assume…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, Research Methodology, Periodicals, Vocational Education
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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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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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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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Ure, Odd Bjørn; Skauge, Tom – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Context: The article contributes to a discussion of how patterns of employment and qualifications are modified by the ongoing industrial transformation, called Industry 4.0. Although this transformation is said to be a global phenomenon, scholars increasingly discuss the national differences in the wake of Industry 4.0. Our article aims to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Job Skills, Employment
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Chankseliani, Maia; Anuar, Aizuddin Mohamed – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Purpose: A fundamental assumption of the apprenticeship model is that there are benefits to both employers and individual learners. This study offers a broad conceptual interrogation of this inherent assumption underpinning the apprenticeship model. Approach: This study combines analysis of literature and available data and draws upon…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Apprenticeships, Incentives
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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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Salvà, Francesca; Pinya, Carme; Álvarez, Nuria; Calvo, Aina – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Context: In 2016, the early leaving from education and training (ELET) rate in the Balearic Islands, Spain, was 26.8%. According to the most recent data, the participation rate in intermediate vocational education and training (VET) was 31.5%, and the graduation rate was 53.2%. In this paper, we present the main elements of the social agreement…
Descriptors: Dropout Prevention, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Strategies
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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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Sjöberg, David; Karp, Staffan; Rantatalo, Oscar – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Context: Learning through scenario training and live simulation in vocational education is generally regarded as an effective tool for developing professional knowledge. However, previous research has largely overlooked the learning of students in secondary roles in scenario training. The objective of this study is to explore learning for students…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Vignettes, Simulation, Police Education
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