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Hauer, Esther; Westerberg, Kristina; Nordlund, Annika M. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
Awareness of the mechanisms underlying training and development (T&D) programmes is crucial in creating sustainable learning conditions in organisations. The organisational and psychosocial aspects of the work environment in Swedish elderly care is the focus of this longitudinal study, and the relation between process and results of a T&D…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Work Environment, Foreign Countries, Sustainability
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Roessger, Kevin M. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
Despite the prevalence of adult skills-based learning, adult education researchers continue to ignore effective interdisciplinary skills-based methods. Prominent researchers dismiss empirically supported teaching guidelines, preferring situational, emancipatory methods with no demonstrable effect on skilled performance or reproducible expertise.…
Descriptors: Expertise, Skill Development, Adult Learning, Training
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Nielsen, Klaus – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
This study provides support for the idea that school engagement is a central concept when trying to understand the dropout process. One of the strengths of this concept is that it involves understanding dropping out as a process, rather than as an event. However, the concept of school engagement also presents a number of problems. It tends to be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Learner Engagement, Dropouts
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Lopez-Fogues, Aurora – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
The article provides an alternative theoretical framework for evaluating contemporary issues facing education, specifically vocational education and training (VET) in Europe. In order to accomplish this, it draws on the theoretical insights of the capability approach in the work of Amartya Sen; the concept of vulnerability as intrinsic to every…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Postsecondary Education, Vocational Education, Theories
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Zoellner, Don – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
Many advanced market democracies pursue social justice by bundling together a range of programmes represented as active social policy. Northern European exemplars sanction employment as an economic and social citizen's civic obligation, promote lifelong learning and place welfare payments as a last resort. In the United States, market-based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Vocational Education, Labor Market
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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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Andersson, Annika – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
To prepare emergency response organisations for collaborative work in unpredictable and dynamic situations, various types of exercises are widely used. Still, our knowledge of collaboration exercises with emergency response students is limited. This study aimed to contribute to this field by exploring boundaries that emerged between collaborating…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learning Activities, Emergency Programs, Police Education
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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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Parkinson, Jean; Mackay, James – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
Prior studies indicate that vocational students' literacy practices are more demanding than is generally recognised. Employing a view of literacy acquisition as socialisation, we investigated the literacy practices of trades training in Carpentry and Automotive Technology, by interviewing tutors and examined course books and student writing. A…
Descriptors: Woodworking, Educational Practices, Vocational Education, Auto Mechanics
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Tella, Susanna; Smith, Nancy-Jane; Partanen, Pirjo; Turunen, Hannele – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
Learning to ensure patient safety in complex health care environments is an internationally recognised concern. This article explores and compares Finnish (n = 22) and British (n = 32) pre-registration nursing students' important learning events about patient safety from their work placements in health care organisations. Written descriptions were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Nursing Students, Patients
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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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Beilmann, Mai; Espenberg, Kerly – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
Dropping out of school before achieving any qualification is a serious problem both at an individual and societal level. This study provides an insight into the lives of young people who have dropped out or are at a risk of dropping out of vocational schools in Estonia and gives an overview of the reasons behind the interruption of their studies.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Research
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Mazenod, Anna – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
This paper examines the expansive-restrictive continuum of apprenticeship learning in the context of different education and training systems. It compares the English state-funded apprenticeship programme for young people with the Finnish and the French programmes with a specific focus on access to learning through the programmes. These three…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Access to Education, Youth Programs
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Ortoleva, Giulia; Bétrancourt, Mireille – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
One important feature of vocational education is to provide students with solid conceptual knowledge along with substantial practical experience, acquired in school and workplace contexts, respectively. However, the research provided evidence that students do not spontaneously articulate the knowledge acquired in different contexts, and that…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Allied Health Occupations Education, Computer Assisted Instruction, Feedback (Response)
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