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Otchia, Christian S.; Yamada, S. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2021
In this paper, we analyse the effects of workers' self-rated attitudinal skills and their performance on vocational skills tests on their wage. The survey was conducted with garment workers who had experience of less than three years in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The constituting elements of attitudinal skills were examined using the questionnaire for…
Descriptors: Correlation, Job Skills, 21st Century Skills, Work Attitudes
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Gulikers, Judith; Brinkman, Dine; Runhaar, Piety – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2021
Worldwide, educational policies increasingly focus on students' intercultural competency development (ICD). But educational institutions struggle with its implementation due to difficulties concerning 1) explicating educational goals for ICD and 2) developing teaching, learning and assessment activities that foster this development. The paper…
Descriptors: Scoring Rubrics, Cultural Awareness, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries
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Avis, James; Atkins, Liz; Esmond, Bill; McGrath, Simon – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2021
The paper addresses the impact of COVID-19 on vocational education and training, seeking to discern the outline of possible directions for its future development within the debates about VET responses to the pandemic. The discussion is set in its socio-economic context, considering debates that engage with the social relations of care and…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, COVID-19, Pandemics, Neoliberalism
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Fletcher, Edward C.; Tyson, Will – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2021
The majority of students in the United States completing advanced technologies coursework, certifications, and AS/AAS degree programs within two-year colleges are adults with complex lives. They have to balance an array of challenges including health, children, and work. These school-work-life challenges can be informed by a body of knowledge…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Two Year College Students, Community Colleges, Vocational Education
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Wilson, Anna – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2021
In dual vocational education and training (VET) systems, school-leavers in their mid-teens who wish to pursue vocational certificates through in-firm apprenticeships are subjected to the training providers' quite selective hiring-processes. Previous research shows that youth with weak school performances are one of the groups that have the largest…
Descriptors: Dual Enrollment, Vocational Education, Employment Potential, Employer Attitudes
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Schmidt, Teressa – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2021
Conceptualisations about teachers and teaching have important implications for teachers' practice, expectations of their practice, their initial education and continuing professional development. This paper presents empirical data from a qualitative multiple case study to discuss conceptualisations of good teaching in Australia's Vocational…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Teacher Effectiveness
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Caves, Katherine Marie; Baumann, Severin; Renold, Ursula – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2021
Vocational education and training (VET) reform is increasingly common, but there is more evidence on designing VET reforms than implementing them. This literature review searches the existing literature on VET reform implementation for key determinants, trends, and gaps using a determinant framework. We review 1,835 sources, coding 177 for 1,538…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Change, Program Implementation, Educational Trends
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Fortwengel, Johann; Gospel, Howard; Toner, Phillip – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2021
This study analyses attempts to renew apprenticeship over the last three decades in three liberal market economies -- US, England and Australia. We conceptualise institutional renewal as entailing both revival, or growth in apprentice starts, "and" extension, or widening its occupational base. The paper contributes to the literature by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Apprenticeships, Vocational Education
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Neroorkar, Samiksha; Gopinath, P. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2020
The aim of this paper is to ascertain the factors by which Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) affect the employability of graduates in Mumbai, India. The ITIs are major providers of VET in India. Presently, India is part of a skilling revolution with the goal of providing superior quality formal skill training to 400 million people by the year…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technical Institutes, Vocational Education, Employment Potential
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Assen, J. H. E.; Meijers, F.; Zwaal, W.; Poell, R. F. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2020
An increasing number of universities around the world have adopted a learner-oriented approach to teaching. Collective learning is regarded as a way to support teachers to enhance this approach. Collective learning processes arise when the teachers collaborate and consciously strive for a shared vision, dialogue, collective action and evaluation.…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Learning Processes, Collectivism, Teacher Collaboration
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Aavik, Kadri; Ümarik, Meril – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2020
This article takes a critical perspective on the construction of men and masculinities in vocational education and training (VET). We focus on ways in which key stakeholders in VET -- teachers, heads of schools and VET experts -- conceptualise men as educators and learners in VET, drawing on the case of Estonia. We identified two related…
Descriptors: Males, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Masculinity
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Nyland, Chris; Tran, Ly Thi – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2020
Scholars who analyse the policies that provide for the rights of international students have tended to focus on challenges posed by racism, discrimination and unjustified stereotyping. This discussion has focussed overwhelmingly on the higher education sector but recently has begun to be extended to vocational and training education (VET). We…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Rights, Consumer Education, Vocational Education
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Pantea, Maria-Carmen – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2020
Vocational education and training (VET) is linked to many social and economic goals. Yet despite the high policy ambitions, it often remains a sector with a low(er) social standing. This paper is based on empirical data collected through interviews and focus groups with over 250 young women and men aged 16-18 in 34 VET schools in Romania. It aims…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Student Attitudes, Student Interests
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Dougherty, Shaun M.; Harbaugh Macdonald, Isabel – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2020
In the United States, high school career and technical education (CTE) is the primary source of vocational training at the secondary level, and is similar in goal if not form to vocational education and training (VET) worldwide. CTE has evolved in the past decade to place greater emphasis on programmes in Science, Technology, Engineering, and…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Vocational Education, High School Students, Student Participation
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Coetzer, Alan; Susomrith, Pattanee; Ampofo, Emmanuel Twumasi – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2020
Small businesses are characterised by resources constraints; therefore, their managers need to know the exact nature of additional benefits, beyond knowledge and skill acquisition, that might accrue from employee participation in different types of learning activities. However, research that simultaneously examines the attitudinal and behavioural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Informal Education, Workplace Learning
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