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Martínez-Morales, Ignacio; Marhuenda-Fluixá, Fernando – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2020
In this study, we argue that vocational education and training in Spain have increased their status and value over the past four decades at a steady and consistent pace. This pace has been perhaps too slow for the wishes of some but has been properly grounded on a wide consensus among all involved stakeholders (companies, union representatives and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Educational Development, Educational History
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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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Eizagirre Sagardia, Ana; Imaz Bengoetxea, Jose Inazio; Rekalde Rodríguez, Itziar – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
This paper presents the most important results of a research project aimed at gathering empirical evidence on current efforts to foster and develop cross-curricular competences (CCC) in Vocational Education and Training (VET) Centres located in the Basque Country (Spain). The case study research method was used, with data being gathered by means…
Descriptors: Best Practices, Competency Based Education, Vocational Education, Case Studies
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Brunet Icart, Ignasi; Rodríguez-Soler, Joan – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
Reforms of the vocational education and training (VET) system in Spain are committed to a closer relationship between the VET system and companies' needs. One of these needs is for a greater contribution of the VET system to innovation in companies, especially SMEs, which have limited resources to innovate. This contribution could materialise…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Industry, Small Businesses