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Kuhn, Ida Kristina – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2017
This study investigates the enhancement of social competence for disadvantaged young people based on the example of the "Werkschule Bremen" educational course. Theoretical approaches to social competence as a learning outcome are mainly based on the model of social information processing, although the meaning of both practical and…
Descriptors: Prevocational Education, Interpersonal Competence, Disadvantaged Youth, Mixed Methods Research
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Tonhäuser, Cornelia; Büker, Laura – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2016
Investments in training measures can only be considered effective if the transfer of the learned contents to practical situations is continuously successful. In this context the scientific and professional discourse regarding the effectiveness of further education, especially regarding training transfer, has intensified considerably. This analysis…
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Literature Reviews, Vocational Education, Work Environment
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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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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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Ebenehi, Amos Shaibu; Rashid, Abdullah Mat; Bakar, Ab Rahim – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2016
This paper examined predictors of career adaptability skill among higher education students in Nigeria. A sample of 603 higher education students randomly selected from six colleges of education in Nigeria participated in this study. A set of self-reported questionnaire was used for data collection, and multiple linear regression analysis was used…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Predictor Variables, College Students, Employment Potential
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Tyson, Ruhi – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2016
A classic philosopher in the Bildung-tradition, Humboldt, argued that general Bildung was the opposite of specialist training (vocational education). This has been a matter of contention and the aim here is to revisit the issue through an empirical case study. In the vocational education biography of craft master Wolfgang B. he speaks about…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Philosophy, Case Studies, Affordances
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Gatt, Suzanne; Faurschou, Kim – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2016
EQAVET, the quality assurance tool in vocational and educational training, was developed in response to the need for a supply of a trained workforce for labour market needs. Implementation of EQAVET at national level, however, remains a challenge. The research reported here focused on the implementation of QA processes by VET providers in 4…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Quality, Quality Assurance, Labor Force Development
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Loogma, Krista – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2016
The EU represents a transforming educational space, where national and supranational boundaries in educational governance are becoming blurred. The EU has become an important actor in educational governance and an important arena for policy learning and transfer. This paper explores how the process of reshaping the educational space manifests…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Educational Policy, Educational Change
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Akoojee, Salim – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2016
This paper explores the extent to which latest developments in the Technical and Vocational Education and Training System in South Africa respond to key principles espoused for a developmental, democratic and inclusionary ideal. The White Paper for post school education and training approved by Cabinet in November, 2013 is referred to by the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technical Education, Vocational Education, Educational Policy
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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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Pilz, Matthias – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2016
The transfer of vocational education and training (VET) systems is currently the subject of lively international debate, but there has so far been very little documentation of the process or analysis of how such transfers are achieved in practical terms. This paper therefore considers the potential for transferring Germany's "dual"…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Corporate Education, Training Methods, Vocational Education
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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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Stephens, Geralyn – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2015
Industry professionals are permitted to teach in Michigan's federally funded Career and Technical Education (CTE) secondary programs, before completing a teacher certification program, under the Annual Occupational Authorization (AOA) provision. This study reviews their academic foundations, professional credentials and their pedagogical knowledge…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Alternative Teacher Certification, Credentials, Teaching Skills
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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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