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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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Cascón-Pereira, Rosalía; Moral Martín, José David; Brunet Icart, Ignasi – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Innovation has been at the forefront of the reforms and changes in the vocational education and training (VET) system in Spain and is defined as a necessary competence to be developed in students to improve their adaptation to the work context. However, there is still only limited knowledge about the role VET plays in the innovation process. Given…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Innovation, Vocational Education, Student Attitudes
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Wang, Anyi; Guo, Dong – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
This paper uses a Probit regression model to empirically examine the characteristics of participants in upper-secondary technical and vocational education (TVE), relative to upper-secondary academic schools. Using a nationally representative dataset from China, this study finds that compared with academic schools, participants of upper-secondary…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Socioeconomic Status, Equal Education
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Somers, Mark John; Birnbaum, Dee; Finch, Linda; Casal, Jose – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
This purpose of this study was to use occupational commitment profiles to study the vocational education of student nurses to gain new insights into their motivational patterns, performance, and retention. Three occupational commitment profile groups, based on the relative levels of the affective, continuance, and normative commitment mindsets…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Nursing Education, Nurses, Career Choice
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Hodge, Steven; Smith, Ray – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Although vocational education and training (VET) is often sidelined in policy debates about innovation and how to promote it, some research and theory highlights ways the sector does contribute. VET can be, for example, positioned as an instrument of 'knowledge diffusion' and thereby an active element in so-called 'innovation systems'. But the…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Student Placement, Job Placement, Case Studies
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Zancajo, Adrian; Valiente, Oscar – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Human development and rights-based approaches to education have been gaining support among international organisations and development agencies as alternative frameworks to human capital orthodoxy. While these global trends have been well-documented in the international development literature, there is little empirical evidence into what extent,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Human Capital, Civil Rights, Access to Education
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Cents-Boonstra, Miriam; Lichtwarck-Aschoff, Anna; Denessen, Eddie; Haerens, Leen; Aelterman, Nathalie – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
There are indicators that a substantial number of students in vocational education and training (VET) experience problems with successfully building their careers. This is often attributed to VET students' motivation. The present study provides insight into VET students' motivational profiles based on self-determination theory. Additionally,…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Student Motivation, Self Efficacy, Test Anxiety
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Seidel, Katja – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
This paper analyses the effect of a secondary job on the intention to quit an apprenticeship in Germany. For the empirical approach, the representative German, firm-level study 'BIBB Survey Vocational Training from the Trainees Point of View 2008' conducted by the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB) is used. In this…
Descriptors: Intention, Dropouts, Apprenticeships, Burnout
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Sligo, Frank; Tilley, Elspeth; Murray, Niki; Comrie, Margie – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
This paper describes a journey undertaken by literacy tutors who were caught between incompatible values and needs in building apprentices' literacy. The highly literate tutors were committed to teaching critical literacy. They believed that improved literacy could support learners' aspirations to advance their prospects at work, build their…
Descriptors: Communities of Practice, Literacy Education, Apprenticeships, Critical Literacy
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