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Hodge, Steven; Atkins, Liz; Simons, Michele – International Journal of Training Research, 2016
Debate about the benefits and problems with competency-based training (CBT) has not paid sufficient attention to the fact that the model satisfies a unique, contemporary demand for cross-occupational curriculum. The adoption of CBT in the UK and Australia, along with at least some of its problems, can be understood in terms of this demand. We…
Descriptors: Epistemology, Vocational Education, Competency Based Education, Fundamental Concepts
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Hordern, Jim – International Journal of Training Research, 2015
This paper identifies how a series of higher apprenticeships projects funded by the UK coalition government in England between 2012 and 2014 are located within structures of professional and vocational formation. Factors that relate to the structuring of formation are discussed, including how notions of professionalization and legitimacy, and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Apprenticeships, Workplace Learning
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Cokley, John; Rankin, William – International Journal of Training Research, 2009
A series of linked relationships is advanced which together suggest changes should be made to training programs for airside drivers at major airports in the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom. Overall, the links suggest a relationship between the number of airside incidents such as collisions at airports, the ethnic diversity evident…
Descriptors: Driver Education, Foreign Countries, Cost Effectiveness, Business Communication
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Novakovic, Nadezda – International Journal of Training Research, 2008
The Angoff method is a widely used procedure for setting pass scores in vocational examinations, in which the awarders estimate the performance of minimally competent candidates (MCCs) on each test item. Within the context of some UK vocational examinations, the procedure consists of two stages: after making the first round of estimates, awarders…
Descriptors: Standard Setting (Scoring), Discussion, Statistical Data, Occupational Tests
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Asghar, Waheed; Siddi, Sulaman Hafeez – International Journal of Training Research, 2008
In this era of global competition, human resources will play a decisive role in the battle for efficiency and competitive advantage, where nations and organisations with superior and quality-oriented human capital will soon outperform those with inefficient and quantity-oriented labour force. Rate of human capital formation will be more important…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Productivity, Competition
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Johnson, Martin – International Journal of Training Research, 2006
The UK vocational assessment landscape is changing and research has a key role in helping to identify trends and anticipate emerging issues and challenges. This review collates the messages from recently published research about specific issues that have been found to affect the measurement of vocational learning. It also highlights issues that…
Descriptors: Vocational Evaluation, Qualifications, Education Work Relationship, Foreign Countries
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Roodhouse, Simon – International Journal of Training Research, 2004
This paper based on the work of Swailes and Roodhouse, funded by Edexcel and commissioned by the University Vocational Awards Council (UVAC) investigates the barriers to the take up of higher level National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs) in Higher Education in the context of graduate employability and workforce development. It also includes an…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Higher Education, Quality Assurance, Labor Force
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Moodie, Gavin – International Journal of Training Research, 2003
The blurring of the boundary between Australian vocational education and training and higher education is leading to a reconsideration of the current structure of Australian tertiary education. This paper starts with the main overlap of the Australian tertiary education sectors, diplomas and advanced diplomas. The ambiguous treatment of these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Postsecondary Education, Comparative Education