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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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Esmond, Bill – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Workplace learning is increasingly central to the international lifelong learning agenda but has made limited contributions to full-time vocational education in England during the last 30 years. A more central role is envisaged within the technical education proposed by the 2016 Sainsbury Review and Post-16 Skills Plan, with access to work…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Incidental Learning, Workplace Learning, Technical Education
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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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Dalby, D.; Noyes, A. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
England's Further Education (FE) sector is in permanent flux with policy interpretations and translations taking place at multiple levels within increasingly large and complex multi-site organisations. Devolved responsibility gives managers considerable influence in policy enactment processes which can lead to within-college tensions between…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Continuing Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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Virkkula, Esa; Kunwar, Jagat Bahadur – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
This article explains the realisation and impact of tutoring on learning through a new kind of on-the-job learning method in workshops led by professional musicians. The research is a qualitative case study involving 62 upper secondary Finnish vocational music students who participated in 11 workshops. The research data consist of (a) workshop…
Descriptors: Music, Music Education, On the Job Training, Workshops
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Bragg, Debra D.; Soler, Maria Claudia – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
This study analyses the perspectives of four stakeholder groups towards Applied Baccalaureate (AB) degrees in the United States. Perspectives towards AB degrees that are held by community college personnel, university personnel, employers and student participants are analysed using the Policy Narrative Framework. Findings show the stakeholder…
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Stakeholders, Community Colleges, Universities
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Wheelahan, Leesa; Moodie, Gavin – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
The links between vocational qualifications and occupational destinations are weak in many Anglophone countries, even though the explicit purpose of vocational qualifications is to prepare individuals for occupations. Using Australia and Canada as case studies, this is explained at three levels of analysis: at the national level by systems of…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Employment Qualifications, Case Studies, Education Work Relationship
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Brockmann, Michaela; Laurie, Ian – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
Successive governments have pledged to enhance the quality of apprenticeship in Britain so as to achieve "parity of esteem" with academic study. Yet, at the same time, the discourse of the academic-vocational divide has dominated the academic, policy-maker and practitioner debates. This paper draws on two recent studies designed to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Vocational Education, Self Concept
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White, Caroline; Laczik, Andrea – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
Work-Related Learning (WRL) has been enthusiastically embraced by UK governments since the 1990s as a means of reengaging learners in the final years of compulsory schooling. However, recent years have seen a policy shift away from WRL towards a more academic curriculum for all young people. Drawing on a qualitative study commissioned by the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualitative Research, Educational Policy, Educational Change
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Graf, Lukas – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
Austria, Germany and Switzerland are renowned for their extensive systems of collective vocational skill formation, which, however, have developed largely in separation from higher education. This divide has become increasingly contested as a result of a variety of socioeconomic factors that have led to an increasing demand for higher level…
Descriptors: Models, Cross Cultural Studies, Vocational Education, Higher Education
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Dalby, Diane; Noyes, Andrew – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
The political importance of mathematics in post-16 education is clear. Far less clear is how mathematics does and should relate to vocational education. Successive mathematics curricula (e.g. core skills, key skills) have been developed in England with vocational learners in mind. Meanwhile, general mathematics qualifications remain largely…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Mathematics Education, Postsecondary Education
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Goh, Adeline Yuen Sze; Zukas, Miriam – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
In most initial teacher preparation (ITP) programmes, learning in teaching placements is considered to be an important component for providing workplace learning experiences to develop the skills of being a teacher. This paper is based on a bigger qualitative study which explored the learning experiences of a group of in-service student vocational…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Vocational Education Teachers, Workplace Learning, Teacher Placement
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Forsblom, Lara; Negrini, Lucio; Gurtner, Jean-Luc; Schumann, Stephan – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
In the Swiss vocational education system, which is often called a "Dual System", trainees enter into an apprenticeship contract with a training company. On average, 25% of those contracts are terminated prematurely (PCT). This article examines the relationship between training companies' selection methods and PCTs. The investigation is…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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Tyson, Ruhi – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
In the research on education, the field roughly covered by the concept of Bildung has seen a wide-ranging discussion philosophically but less has been said and done from an empirical and vocational perspective. Bildung includes matters such as: formation of character, ethical and aesthetic knowledge/capability, capacity for wise deliberation and…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Curriculum Development, Teacher Education Programs, Educational Practices
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Bijlsma, Nienke; Schaap, Harmen; de Bruijn, Elly – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
Meaning-making and sense-making are generally assumed to be part of students' personal vocational knowledge development, since they contribute to both students' socialisation in a vocation and students' personalisation of concepts, values and beliefs regarding that vocation. However, how students in vocational education acquire meaning and make…
Descriptors: Vocational High Schools, Academic Achievement, Modeling (Psychology), Observational Learning
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