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Gwandure, Calvin; Boshoff, Estelle – International Journal of Training Research, 2019
The study examined the alignment between group processes theory and practice from an experiential perspective in a South African work context. Training and development programmes focus on groups and teams to improve performance. The perspective of this study was that training and development programmes should develop teams within a life paradigm.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Theory Practice Relationship, Teamwork, College Graduates
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Jjuuko, Robert; Tukundane, Cuthbert; Zeelen, Jacques – International Journal of Training Research, 2019
Increasingly studies claim that building young people's vocational interest in agriculture, as a sector of meaningful employment, is a central dilemma of Africa's education and labour market systems. With Ugandan students' voices, this article examines some of the methodological dilemmas of agricultural education and training. The article draws…
Descriptors: Agricultural Education, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Vocational Education
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Francis, Onu M.; Ifeanyieze, Florence O.; Ikehi, Michael E.; Ojiako, Chiamaka C.; Okadi, Ashagwu O.; Nwankwo, Clara U.; Ekenta, Lilian U. – International Journal of Training Research, 2019
Nigeria is a developing nation, having ample resources that could help grow and sustain agricultural enterprises and ensure job creation. However, the increasing number of graduates of vocational courses becoming job seekers is worrisome. This study examines the perceptions of Nigerian university students about vocational studies and their…
Descriptors: Agricultural Production, Vocational Education, College Students, Student Attitudes
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Eesley, Dale T.; Briggs, Robert O. – International Journal of Training Research, 2019
Research shows that innovation training can increase the number of innovative ideas that are proposed and successfully executed by an organization. Training satisfaction is also a strong predictor of the degree to which people use the knowledge they gain in training. To improve innovation training processes, therefore, it would be useful to have a…
Descriptors: Innovation, Cross Cultural Studies, Validity, Teaching Methods
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Abdelkarim, Abbas – International Journal of Training Research, 2019
While TVET literature focuses on the potential role of the sector in socio-economic development, seldom is attention given to how socio-economic conditions and policies affect the development of the sector. This paper endeavours to contribute to filling this gap. It argues that examining the factors that influence access, equity and outcomes of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Socioeconomic Influences, Equal Education
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Hilal, Randa – International Journal of Training Research, 2019
This paper examines the role of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in Palestine through an economic and social development lens, and identifies the lessons learned. The paper discusses the effect of TVET on employment within the notion of decent work, poverty reduction, and empowerment of youth, within a context of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Economic Development, Conflict
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Pavlova, Margarita – International Journal of Training Research, 2019
The global urgency for green growth and mitigation of climate change has resulted in the need for a labor force with skill sets necessary for establishing and sustaining new environmental industries, services, and practices. This emerging labor market requires technical and vocational education and training (TVET) systems and skills development…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Job Skills, Vocational Education, Climate
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Kanwar, Asha; Balasubramanian, K.; Carr, Alexis – International Journal of Training Research, 2019
The digital revolution is rapidly transforming the world of work and the skills profiles of many occupations. The pace of change necessitates continuous skilling and reskilling, through lifelong learning. Traditional models of TVET which view formal training as terminal will not prepare workers for the constantly evolving world of work in an age…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Models, Informal Education, Educational Innovation
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Sawada, Yasuyuki – International Journal of Training Research, 2019
Development economists have considered physical infrastructure to be a precondition for industrialization and economic development. Infrastructure investments play a particularly important role in expanding overall employment opportunities either directly by absorbing workers or indirectly by crowding in private investments, technology adoption,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Job Development, Labor Force Development, Job Skills
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Ra, Sungsup; Shrestha, Unika; Khatiwada, Sameer; Yoon, Seung Won; Kwon, Kibum – International Journal of Training Research, 2019
The fourth industrial revolution will bring extensive changes in the nature of work. While automation is likely to displace workers, new occupations will be created. Emerging occupations are likely to be disproportionately concentrated in the nonroutine and cognitive category, and require skills that cannot be easily automated. This paper argues…
Descriptors: Technological Advancement, Job Skills, Automation, Labor Force Development
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Sheikh, S. R.; Sheikh, H.; Koreshi, Z. U. – International Journal of Training Research, 2019
Pakistan is among the emerging economies of South Asia. Despite the current progress and ambitious future goals set by the government, the nation faces many challenges, foremost being poverty and unemployment. Pakistan a nation of 210 million people with 60% of the population under 30 years of age, has a dire need for training its burgeoning young…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Foreign Countries, Climate, Energy
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Chenoy, Dilip; Ghosh, Shobha Mishra; Shukla, Shiv Kumar – International Journal of Training Research, 2019
India is one of the fastest growing major economies and has a burgeoning young workforce. The average age in India will be 29 years by 2020. Given the limitations of absorbing growing labor force-- especially the unskilled and semi-skilled-- in service sector, focus has to be on spurring manufacturing growth to take advantage of this large pool of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Skill Development, Manufacturing Industry, Economic Development
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Jagannathan, Shanti; Ra, Sungsup; Maclean, Rupert – International Journal of Training Research, 2019
This special double issue of the International Journal of Training Research with the theme 'emerging labor markets of the future--reimagining skills development and training' contains 13 articles that provide a comprehensive overview of global and regional trends that impact on emerging jobs and labor markets of the future. With particular…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Labor Market, Job Skills
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Postiglione, Gerard; Tang, Min – International Journal of Training Research, 2019
Technological acceleration, increased global engagement, and national aspirations to restructure its economy and promote innovation have persuaded China to intensify an emphasis on skills acquisition through technical-vocational education and training (TVET). After a background of China's experience, this paper examines the case of Gansu, the…
Descriptors: School Business Relationship, Vocational Education, Employment, Incentives
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Lee, Jong-Wha; Han, Jong-Suk; Song, Eunbi – International Journal of Training Research, 2019
This paper explores whether training programs were effective in improving labor market performance of individuals, in particular wages and employment probability, in South Korea. The regression analyses using the data from Korean respondents in the Program for the International Assessment of Adults Competencies (PIAAC) survey show the strong…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Aging (Individuals), Employment Potential
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