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Leemann, Regula Julia; Imdorf, Christian – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2015
In training networks, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises pool their resources to train apprentices within the framework of the dual VET system, while an intermediary organisation is tasked with managing operations. Over the course of their apprenticeship, the apprentices switch from one training company to another on a (half-) yearly…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Cooperative Education, Networks, Apprenticeships
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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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Kopatz, Susanne; Pilz, Matthias – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2015
This paper analyses the returns to education of specific occupations in Canada. The purpose is to scrutinize whether and in how far academic and vocational education do differ in monetary benefits regarding individual returns. Therefore, two different methodologies of calculation are used to compute the concrete returns to education. As a result…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Comparative Analysis, College Graduates
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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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Haolader, Faruque A.; Ali, Md Ramjan; Foysol, Khan Md – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2015
Polytechnics in Bangladesh endeavour to produce quality graduates for national and international job markets. The quality of graduates depends on several factors. This study examines the implementation process of the polytechnic curriculum with the objectives of determining the current level of practices in learning/teaching material design, in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Taxonomy, Technical Education, College Curriculum
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Paulos, Catarina – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2015
This article explores the role of the European Union in defining an adult education policy and the way European countries appropriate those guidelines and implement them in their realities. These policies have been widening and diversifying adult education, creating the necessity of qualifying educational professionals. With the implementation of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Adult Educators, Teacher Qualifications
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Monnier, Moana – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2015
Demands related to the frequency of and time required for interactional tasks in everyday occupational routines are continuously growing. When it comes to qualifying a person's ability to interact with others, two prototypical concepts are often used: social competences and emotional intelligence. In connection to discussions about curriculum…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Definitions, Emotional Intelligence, Social Development
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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
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Placklé, Ingeborg; Könings, Karen D.; Jacquet, Wolfgang; Struyven, Katrien; Libotton, Arno; van Merriënboer, Jeroen J. G.; Engels, Nadine – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2014
If teachers and teacher educators are willing to support the learning of students, it is important for them to learn what motivates students to engage in learning. Students have their own preferences on design characteristics of powerful learning environments in vocational education. We developed an instrument--the Inventory Powerful Learning…
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Measures (Individuals), Vocational Education, Educational Environment
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Hinrichs, Anja-Christina – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2014
Against the background of demographic change and skill shortages continuing vocational training is of great significance in Germany. However, the training effectiveness is mostly assessed only at the end of a training program or several months after the training. Since in continuing vocational training the two contexts learning field (training)…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Continuing Education, Vocational Education, Transfer of Training
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Burchert, Joanna; Hoeve, Aimée; Kämäräinen, Pekka – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2014
This article focuses on two examples of interactive research (IR) in vocational education and training. IR is a process which brings together practitioners and researchers with the aim to implement an innovation. This innovation in the first project meant to create a hybrid learning environment; in the second it supported introducing digital media…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Educational Research, Educational Innovation
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Mukama, Evode – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2014
This paper depicts a study carried out in Rwanda concerning university students who participated in a contest to produce short documentary films. The purpose of this research is to conceptualize these kinds of technology-based learning projects (TBLPs) through a sociocultural perspective. The methodology included focus-group discussions and field…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Documentaries, Electronic Learning
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Virolainen, Maarit; Stenström, Marja-Leena – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2014
The study investigates how the Finnish model of providing initial vocational education and training (IVET) has succeeded in terms of enhancing educational progress and employability. A relatively high level of participation in IVET makes the Finnish model distinctive from those of three other Nordic countries: Denmark, Norway and Sweden. All four…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Vocational Education, Employment Potential
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Hofmann, Claudia; Stalder, Barbara E.; Tschan, Franziska; Häfeli, Kurt – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2014
Transition from school to work is a challenging period for young people with learning difficulties. In the dual vocational system of Switzerland, teachers at vocational educational and training (VET)-schools, as well as trainers at VET-companies, provide important support. We were interested in the different pathways from this support to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Occupational Aspiration, Career Development
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Nore, Haege; Lahn, Leif Christian – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2014
This article explores the effect that the use of e-portfolios initiated and organized by apprenticeship training offices has had on the learning processes and assessment practices of apprentices in Norwegian vocational education and training. Although these intermediate structures have the potential to bridge the gap between work and education,…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Apprenticeships, Portfolios (Background Materials), Internet
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