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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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Beicht, Ursula; Walden, Günter – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Context: For young people with a migrant background in Germany transition from school to company-based vocational training is much more difficult than for non-migrants. This remains true, when data is controlled for the lower performance of young migrants in general education. In this paper we investigate if and how far the chances of transition…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Vocational Education, Generational Differences
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Coppi, Alessia Eletta; Cattaneo, Alberto; Gurtner, Jean-Luc – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Context: Discovering visual languages across professions is a complex task since it entails discovering a communication system composed of information in image or textual form called representations and also including various kinds of annotations such as notes. Such a task has been previously scarcely considered within research, and basically only…
Descriptors: Visual Learning, Visualization, Visual Aids, Occupations
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Struthers, Karen; Strachan, Glenda – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Context: The persistent low female participation in male-dominated trades and VET courses is not attracting a high level of public attention and policy action. There are determined, albeit ad hoc actions by advocates to raise awareness of the economic and social benefits that can result from increased female participation in the male-dominated…
Descriptors: Females, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Nontraditional Occupations
Nagele, Christof; Neuenschwander, Markus P.; Rodcharoen, Patsawee – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Context: Vocational education and training enables young people to quickly and effectively enter the labour market. To advance their careers and to develop their professional expertise even more, they must then further their education through higher vocational or higher academic education. In this study, we looked at young people at work: What…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Academic Education, Higher Education
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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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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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Schwendimann, Beat A.; De Wever, Bram; Hämäläinen, Raija; Cattaneo, Alberto A. P. – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Future workplaces require collaboration skills in which members of different work communities use technologies to solve complex problems. Vocational education and training (VET) programs need to meet the challenge to prepare students to be part of a competent workforce. Particularly initial vocational education is under pressure to develop…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Vocational Education, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Mediated Communication
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Said, Alison – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2018
The purpose of this study is to develop a deeper understanding of the teaching qualities of effective lecturers that vocational students desire, students assessment preferences and preferred learning environments. This study gives a voice to higher vocational students as it is important for vocational educators to learn what attracts students to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Study, Vocational Education, Preferences
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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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