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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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Hoy-Mack, Penny – International Journal of Training Research, 2005
Workplace assessment (WPA) of New Zealand's National Qualifications Framework (NQF) competencies has become a significant alternative pathway for vocational adult education. This article reports on a research project which compares stated intentions for workplace assessment with evidence of its practical realization. The perceptions of the…
Descriptors: Evidence, Research Projects, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries
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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
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