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Li, Junmin; Pilz, Matthias – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
Modularisation of vocational training courses is a major issue across many European countries. Germany has been slow to implement modularisation in its VET system: the prevailing view of modular concepts in the country is one of great scepticism, but there is very little empirical data to inform the debate. This exploratory study focuses on the…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Correlation
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Young, Michael – Journal of Education and Work, 2011
The one-year research project on the implementation of NQFs in developing countries was launched by the ILO 2009 in collaboration with the ETF. This article reviews some of the educational issues that arose from the project. The findings of the case studies raise issues that are important for how future research and policy on NQFs is taken…
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Program Implementation, Performance Factors, Research Projects
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Strathdee, Robert – Journal of Education and Work, 2011
This article outlines some of the major factors leading to the introduction of the New Zealand National Qualifications Framework (NQF). It also describes the NQF's design, outlines changes that were introduced following its introduction in 1991, and explores its impact to date. The New Zealand case is interesting, as the agency responsible for the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Program Implementation, Program Effectiveness
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Allais, Stephanie M. – Journal of Education and Work, 2011
The national qualifications framework (NQF) in South Africa has been seen internationally as one of the most, if not "the" most, ambitious qualifications frameworks. Support for the NQF at its inception was described as "extraordinary". It aimed to replace all existing qualifications in the country with a set of new…
Descriptors: National Standards, Foreign Countries, Qualifications, Change Strategies
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Marock, Carmel – Journal of Education and Work, 2011
The National Qualifications Framework (NQF) in Mauritius was created to play two distinct roles. First, it was intended to organise qualifications across the three main sectors of the education and training system: (1) primary and secondary education; (2) technical and vocational education and training (TVET)/workplace; and (3) tertiary education.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Educational Objectives, Program Effectiveness
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McGrath, Simon – Journal of Education and Work, 2005
Three important elements of a South African vision for high skills must be spreading skills improvements across the population in general, creating policy coherence and constructing new institutions. This article examines these issues through an investigation of the micro and small enterprise (MSE) sector and, in particular, through an analysis of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Skill Development, Citizenship, Educational Change