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Jambo, Svenja; Pilz, Matthias – International Journal of Training Research, 2018
India is a growing country in terms of both the number of young people and its economic expansion. Therefore, skilling is crucial both at policy level and for educational institutions. Yet, apart from general statements concerning the 'lack of attractiveness of vocational education', no research-based findings exist about this topic in India.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Industrial Training, Institutes (Training Programs)
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Downing, Jillian J. – International Journal of Training Research, 2017
This paper reports on a doctoral study that investigated an alternative pedagogical approach in an online VET teacher-education course offered at a mid-sized university in Australia. Students in the course were mature-aged and adding study to their role as in-service VET teachers. Building on previous research, a set of design principles was…
Descriptors: Design Requirements, Educational Principles, Theory Practice Relationship, Doctoral Programs
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Schmidt, Teressa – International Journal of Training Research, 2017
The concept of "advanced skills" for vocational education and training (VET) teachers is a little-debated topic in the discourse about quality in Australian VET, yet arguably what makes for a "good" VET teacher ought to be a prominent issue. There has however, been some sporadic interest in the topic with Mitchell, in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education Teachers, Vocational Education, Teaching Skills
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Palesy, Debra – International Journal of Training Research, 2017
Classroom training sessions for new home care workers (HCWs) are often brief and ad hoc, varying in format and content. Yet the application of this training may be central to worker and client safety. A qualitative approach was adopted for this inquiry, comprising two separate but related practical studies. In the first, exploratory study,…
Descriptors: Workplace Literacy, Career Readiness, Qualitative Research, Intervention
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Meyers, Rebecca – International Journal of Training Research, 2016
The institutionalised categorisation of adults who are over 55 years of age, unemployed and low-skilled as "older" and "disadvantaged" may adversely affect their employment prospects and their self-esteem. This paper reports on the findings of a study that explored the experiences of a small group of such adults; in particular,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Disadvantaged, Older Workers, Classification
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Zulch, Debbie; Saunders, Rosemary; Peters, Judith; Quinlivan, Julie – International Journal of Training Research, 2016
This paper explores the impact of a student learning activity involving service learning. As part of a vocational course in the Academy of Health Sciences at a Western Australian TAFE (Technical and Further Education) institute, Allied Health Assistant (AHA) students participated in a service learning program focused on work-based learning in…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Allied Health Occupations Education, Qualitative Research, Quality of Life
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Meyers, Rebecca – International Journal of Training Research, 2016
In Australia and other OECD countries, increasing the labour force participation rate of older adults (45-64 years) is seen as a primary strategy to address the current demographic challenges brought about by an ageing population and the retirement of skilled workers. Not all older adults have current workplace skills, yet barriers which include…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Adults, Labor Force, Aging (Individuals)
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Nakar, Sonal – International Journal of Training Research, 2016
This paper focuses on the voices and experiences of teachers, who are key stakeholders in the sustainability and future growth of vocational education and training (VET). It presents implications arising from qualitative research on the dilemmas that VET teachers face in teaching international students. In-depth interviewing with 15 VET teachers…
Descriptors: Vocational Education Teachers, Vocational Education, Qualitative Research, Interviews
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Atkins, Liz; Flint, Kevin J. – International Journal of Training Research, 2015
This paper explores young people's perceptions of vocational education and training (VET) in England. It draws on interview and focus-group data from a funded project. Parallel studies were carried out in The Netherlands, South Africa and England. This study reports on the English project. It found that serendipity, contingent events and influence…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Student Attitudes, Adolescent Attitudes
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Southren, Michael – International Journal of Training Research, 2015
Reforms in the Australian vocational education and training (VET) landscape have generated significant interest in the changes to the delivery and nature of formal (off-the-job) training provided by Registered Training Organisations. Existing research has provided valuable insights into the evolving role of teachers, and speculated upon the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Competency Based Education, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers
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Buoro, Ivano – International Journal of Training Research, 2015
The journey from VET practitioner to academic researcher is not an easy one, especially for VET teachers whose educational research training in action and ethnographic research have been inculcated through years of practice. This paper discusses the highlights of the journey from practitioner to practitioner researcher including a discussion of…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Teacher Researchers, Personal Narratives, Career Development
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Kilbrink, Nina; Bjurulf, Veronica; Olin-Scheller, Christina; Tengberg, Michael – International Journal of Training Research, 2014
In this study, teachers and workplace supervisors in two vocational programmes at a Swedish upper secondary school were interviewed about their experiences of what is important to teach and learn during vocational education. The interviews were analysed thematically by the qualitative method analysis of narratives concerning what the informants…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Educational Practices
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Roche, Ann; Kostadinov, Victoria; White, Michael – International Journal of Training Research, 2014
Australian vocational education and training (VET) has undergone major reforms since the 1990s, including the introduction of competency based training (CBT) and the "streamlining" of qualifications. This paper examines the impact of these reforms, using the alcohol and other drugs sector as a case illustration. A survey of alcohol and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Educational Change, Substance Abuse
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Venville, Annie; Street, Annette F. – International Journal of Training Research, 2014
Vocational Education and Training (VET) students experiencing mental illness have been described as one of the most vulnerable student groups in the Australian post-secondary sector. This vulnerability can be attributed to the impacts of illness, the oft-reported experiences of stigma and discrimination, and low educational outcomes. There is…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Postsecondary Education, College Students, Mental Disorders
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Chan, Selena – International Journal of Training Research, 2013
The use of video to assist with ethnographical-based research is not a new phenomenon. Recent advances in technology have reduced the costs and technical expertise required to use videos for gathering research data. Audio-visual records of learning activities as they take place, allow for many non-vocal and inter-personal communication…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Discourse Analysis, Ethnography, Research Methodology
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