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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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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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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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O'Keefe, Sue; Crase, Lin; Dollery, Brian – International Journal of Training Research, 2007
The provision of, and participation in, workplace training and development has received significant recent attention in Australia in the face of rapid technological change, an ageing labour force and a growing skill shortage. Accordingly, many organisations have put in place policies and practices that ostensibly aim to encourage and support…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workplace Learning, Human Capital, Education Work Relationship
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Anderson, Damon – International Journal of Training Research, 2004
With the rise of education and training markets and the rhetoric of lifelong learning, individuals have been reconfigured as learner-consumers and vested with responsibilities as choosers of their own destinies and, by implication, agents of government economic policy. Against this backdrop, this paper reviews empirical research on adult choice in…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Lifelong Learning, Adult Learning
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Brandsma, Jittie – International Journal of Training Research, 2003
This paper focuses on the development and maintenance of the national qualification structure for secondary vocational education and training in the Netherlands. The qualification structure was introduced in 1997 as part of new legislation for vocational and adult education. The core questions to be answered concern the extent to which the policy…
Descriptors: Maintenance, Qualifications, Foreign Countries, Student Certification