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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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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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Smith, Paul; Preece, David – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2009
The first part of the paper outlines and discusses the nature of work-based learning (WBL) and WBL programmes, and the overall direction of government strategy towards WBL programmes in Higher Education (HE) in England, with particular reference to postgraduate programmes, policy documents, and the WBL literature. Drawing upon case study research,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Corporate Education
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Butler, Elaine; Ferrier, Fran – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2006
Since the establishment of Australia's first national vocational education and training (VET) system, policy that centres women has diminished, to a present-day national scenario in where "woman" is all but unspeakable in national VET policy forums. This article provides a contextualisation and partial tracking of this erasure, before…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Females, Sex Fairness, Vocational Education