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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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Duch, Henriette; Andreasen, Karen E. – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2015
A new education program, Diploma of Vocational Pedagogy, has recently been implemented in Denmark to upskill vocational college teachers and improve didactics at VET colleges in general. Among many challenges, vocational college teachers have to adapt their pedagogy to a large number of students from backgrounds with no tradition for education.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Educational Change
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Nore, Haege – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2015
This article explores teachers and trainers didactical practices in different contexts in Norwegian VET: schools and workplaces. With the introduction of e-resources and e-portfolios in VET, learners as well as teachers and trainers experience a more hybrid learning-arena, which claims for a re-contextualization of vocational didactics as well as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Teaching Methods, Blended Learning
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Marhuenda-Fluixá, Fernando; Ros-Garrido, Alicia – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2015
Our contribution attempts to review the development of the field of didactics in Spain in the past 35 years and its contribution to the development and improvement of vocational education and training. We intend to show that the concern of didactics is an issue of great concern (and dispute) in Southern Europe, for which we will use Spain as an…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Informal Education, Instructional Innovation, Foreign Countries
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Herrera, Lázaro Moreno – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2015
Depending on the perspective and even language, the concept of didactics is defined in different ways. The debate about conceptualization, particularly concerning the equivalence in English of what in other languages, specifically Germanic and Latin languages, is termed "didactics", is well documented in the research literature. There is…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Teaching Methods, Learning Processes, Cross Cultural Studies
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Gessler, Michael; Howe, Falk – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2015
The "Riga Conclusions" of the European Ministries of Education of 22 June 2015 for the orientation of vocational education and training in Europe are promoting work-based learning as one of five "medium-term deliverables" for the next five years. But: How should and can work-based teaching and learning be designed? Our approach…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Experiential Learning, Task Analysis
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Gessler, Michael; Moreno Herrera, Lázaro – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2015
The design of vocational didactics has to meet special requirements. Six core assumptions are identified: outcome orientation, cultural-historical embedding, horizontal structure, vertical structure, temporal structure, and the changing nature of work. Different approaches and discussions from school-based systems (Spain and Sweden) and dual…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Comparative Education, Instructional Design, Educational Innovation
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Aarkrog, Vibe; Wahlgren, Bjarne – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2015
The article deals about the results of a study of school-based Assessment of Prior Learning of adults who have enrolled as students in a VET college in order to qualify for occupations as skilled workers. Based on examples of VET teachers' methods for assessing the students' prior learning in the programs for gastronomes, respectively child care…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Prior Learning, Adult Vocational Education, Student Evaluation
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Kaufmann, Katrin – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2015
This investigation focuses on participation and related investment patterns in job related non-formal education (NFE) in selected European countries. Broadening previous research formats of NFE are distinguished by investment including financial and time investments by employers, employees and public authorities. By this, company-sponsored and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Nonformal Education, Comparative Education
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Ure, Odd Bjørn – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2015
The construction of European education policy builds on a widely shared goal of transparency in qualifications, upheld by the popular narrative of mobile students endowed with scholarships from the EU Erasmus programme, which allow them to transfer credit points between universities and across national borders. EU education policy is increasingly…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Governance, Qualifications
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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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