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McKenzie, Mary; Harreveld, Roberta; Blayney, William – International Journal of Training Research, 2018
This paper explores the teaching of beauty therapy in the Australian Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector. It uses the theoretical concept of bio-power to examine how the body is compliant with intimate treatments in the name of beauty. Bio-power makes visible the anatomical and biological transformation and re-formation of the human…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Human Body, Aesthetics, Biology
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Van Sebille, Cornelis – International Journal of Training Research, 2018
Adelaide College of the Arts is a 20 year old, purpose-built hub of technical performing arts training in South Australia. Its performing arts training is made up of specialisations in technical theatre and design, dance and acting practicums. They represent an example of a learning ecology whereby emergent cultural products and processes are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Theater Arts, Models, Action Research
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Harris, Roger – International Journal of Training Research, 2015
VET (vocational education and training) is a fascinating sector. Aligned closely with the labour market and sandwiched between two major sectors, it is continually buffeted by political winds, susceptible to the ideologies of different governments. Often labelled the "poor cousin", debates continue to rage about its quality. This paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Educational Quality, Supply and Demand
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Streicher, Bernhard; Graupmann, Verena; Weisweiler, Silke – International Journal of Training Research, 2014
Fairness training was examined in its effect on resulting third party perceptions of communicating a negative outcome. Twenty-nine students were videotaped communicating an unfavourable decision twice within a one-week interval: before and after having participated in fairness training, or--in the control group--remaining untrained. Results showed…
Descriptors: Justice, Video Technology, Interpersonal Communication, Training
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Hodge, Brad – International Journal of Training Research, 2014
A range of evidence suggests that changing a person's pattern of behaviour is extremely difficult, with past behaviour being one of the strongest predictors of future behaviour. This is particularly evident in the university setting where students tend to use the same academic processes they have used throughout their schooling despite any…
Descriptors: Training, Training Methods, Training Objectives, Behavior Change
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Franks, Peter; Hay, Stephen; Mavin, Tim – International Journal of Training Research, 2014
Competency-based training (CBT) for pilots was formally introduced in 1999 by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) for training leading to the issue of aeroplane private and commercial pilot licences. This initiative followed the Australian government's introduction of CBT policy for vocational and workplace training in the late 1980's.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Competency Based Education, Training, Air Transportation
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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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Bahn, Susanne; Barratt-Pugh, Llandis – International Journal of Training Research, 2014
This paper presents the findings of an evaluation of the mandatory Construction Induction Training initiative (CIT). The paper details a pilot study conducted in 2010 with the commercial construction sector and a subsequent study in 2011 of the housing and civil sectors conducting business in the metropolitan area of Perth and in regional Western…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Construction Industry, Training, Required Courses
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Berglund, Ingrid; Loeb, Ingrid Henning – International Journal of Training Research, 2013
This article builds on results from studies of two new pathways in Swedish upper secondary VET. A major reform was launched in 2011 and the restructuring was presented by the Minister of Education as a "renaissance for VET education". The conclusion of the Upper Secondary Commission is that "students shall be more specialised within…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Secondary Education, Educational Change
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Zoellner, Don – International Journal of Training Research, 2012
Governments in advanced liberal democracies have assigned Vocational Education and Training (VET) a critical role in preparing a productive workforce for the broader economy. This linkage opens the way to use economic theories to expand the understanding of VET. Noted economic theorists have described the use of one economic reductionist technique…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Technical Education, Career Education
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Lysaght, Georgia; Kell, Peter – International Journal of Training Research, 2011
This paper documents and analyses a range of literature and policy statements that identifies issues and looks at the role which adult education plays in building communities and peace in post-conflict states. This paper explores and documents these developments in countries in close proximity to Australia which have been viewed by the former…
Descriptors: Proximity, Democracy, Conflict, Adult Education
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Hodge, Steven – International Journal of Training Research, 2010
"Transformative learning" is a term used by Mezirow (1991) and his followers to designate a specifically "adult" kind of learning that involves shifts in how learners view the world and themselves. New research into learning in VET suggests that in some subject areas transformative learning may play more than an incidental…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Adult Learning, Teacher Role, Educational Research
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Huber, Kathrin – International Journal of Training Research, 2010
In North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), one of the German states, catchment areas for part-time vocational schools were abolished in 2008. With the intention to foster competition between schools in order to improve school quality, training companies now may freely choose the school of their choice. NRW is the first German state to take this step. In the…
Descriptors: Vocational Schools, School Choice, Comparative Analysis, Competition
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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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Pillay, Hitendra; Kelly, Kathy; Tones, Megan – International Journal of Training Research, 2008
Early labour force exit is a significant challenge associated with the ageing workforce in Australia and many other developed countries. A reduction and increased flexibility of work hours has been suggested to improve labour force participation of the mature aged cohort. However, little is known about mature aged workers' aspirations for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Older Workers, Employee Attitudes, Retirement
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