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Bailey, Gillian; Colley, Helen – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2015
Since incorporation of further education (FE) in England in 1992, much research has critiqued the performative pressures on FE teachers created by a managerialist audit culture. These critiques have demonstrated the detrimental effects of the technicised delivery of learning outcomes on more learner-centred pedagogies. However, FE policies now…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Learner Controlled Instruction, Time Management
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Yasukawa, Keiko; Brown, Tony; Black, Stephen – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2013
Public policy discourses claim that there is a "crisis" in the literacy and numeracy levels of the Australian workforce. In this paper, we propose a methodology for examining this "crisis" from a critical perspective. We draw on findings from an ongoing research project by the authors which investigates production workers'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Literacy, Numeracy, Blue Collar Occupations
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Dennis, Carol Azumah – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2012
This paper explores the various meanings embedded in the notion of quality when it is used in reference to the teaching and managing of post-compulsory education and training. Based on a study, which explored the views of practitioners working in further and adult education colleges graded as good or outstanding during their most recent office for…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Semi Structured Interviews, Educational Quality, Educational Policy
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Nicholas, Karen; Fletcher, Jo; Davis, Niki – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2012
In this paper, we examine interviews with 34 stakeholders including tutors, administrators and adult education policy analysts who were working in the area of adult numeracy and/or literacy education. This provided opportunities for our research team to build up a clearer picture of the current status, plans, benefits and barriers related to…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Learner Engagement, Stakeholders, Adult Learning
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Abdel-Wahab, Mohamed – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2012
The British government continued intervention to support apprenticeship training across the economy has been notable in recent years. The construction industry is the only sector to retain a levy/grant scheme (that supports training including apprenticeships) since 1964, yet it still faces the problem of skills shortages. This article thus reviews…
Descriptors: Construction Industry, Apprenticeships, Occupational Surveys, Training Methods
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Gekara, Victor Oyaro; Bloor, Michael; Sampson, Helen – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2011
Vocational education and training (VET) concerns the cultivation and development of specific skills and competencies, in addition to broad underpinning knowledge relating to paid employment. VET assessment is, therefore, designed to determine the extent to which a trainee has effectively acquired the knowledge, skills, and competencies required by…
Descriptors: Marine Education, Occupational Safety and Health, Computer Assisted Testing, Vocational Education
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Walden, Gunter; Troltsch, Klaus – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2011
The apprenticeship training system in Germany, where training takes place in both private companies and vocational schools, has traditionally played an outstanding role in the development of young skilled workers. However, particularly since the start of the new millennium, the chances of smooth transition from secondary school to an…
Descriptors: Vocational Schools, Apprenticeships, Skilled Workers, Foreign Countries
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Lassnigg, Lorenz – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2011
This article analyses the structure and development of Austrian apprenticeship in the context of the country's wider vocational education and training (VET) system. In doing so, it draws on official data and survey results as well as the available, related literature on historical institutionalism. It begins with an analysis of the basic structure…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Educational Development
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Filliettaz, Laurent – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2011
This article focuses on pedagogical aspects of initial vocational training in the context of the Swiss VET system. Even though apprentices are usually the responsibility of one main supervisor within companies, a number of other colleagues, experts and fellow apprentices interact with them as they engage in productive tasks. In that context, the…
Descriptors: Expertise, Work Experience, Vocational Education, Apprenticeships
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Pankhurst, K. V. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2010
This paper examines the nature and significance of learning by experience during work, both paid and unpaid. Data about the relationship between costs, especially labour costs, and output have come to be interpreted as evidence of learning by experience, but these grouped data are unable to explain the nature and process of individual experience…
Descriptors: Experiential Learning, Workplace Learning, Problem Solving, Costs
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Abdel-Wahab, Mohamed; Dainty, Andrew; Ison, Stephen – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2010
A Levy-Grant Scheme (LGS) has existed in the UK construction industry since 1964 to provide financial support for companies undertaking training activities. Despite the support of the LGS for various training activities, notably apprenticeships, the construction industry continues to suffer from both labour shortages and an under-investment in…
Descriptors: Construction Industry, Grants, Labor Supply, Industrial Training
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Monks, Alan – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2010
Use was made of adapted problem-based learning (PBL) practical exercises to address the disengagement of apprentices with the existing assembly-style electronic laboratory programme. Apprentices perceived the traditional routines as having little real-world relevance. This detracted from the value and benefit to them of the practical component of…
Descriptors: Action Research, Research Methodology, Problem Based Learning, Learning Experience
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Papier, Joy – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2010
This article analyses recent national policy on further education and training (FET) college lecturer development in South Africa in the light of more established curricula and practice for the training of vocational teachers internationally. The policy published by the national Department of Education suggests standards for college teaching which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Vocational Education
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Hillier, Yvonne – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2010
This article examines the growth of practitioner research in England through the creation of the Learning and Skills Research Network (LSRN) and identifies its effect on subsequent developments in what is generally known as the Lifelong Learning Sector (LLS). It offers an analysis of this development as a case study in developing practitioner…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Educational Research, Adult Education, Lifelong Learning
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Jackson, Sue; Jamieson, Anne – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2009
This article considers recent policies of Higher Education in the UK, which are aimed at widening participation and meeting the needs of employers. The focus is on the growing population of part-time students, and the implications of policies for this group. The article takes a critical perspective on government policies, using data from a major…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, Social Mobility, Policy Analysis
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