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Snell, Darryn – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Manufacturing in advanced open economies has experienced significant disruption. Rapid technological change, outsourcing and off shoring have beset manufacturing resulting in a general and steady decline in manufacturing employment. Despite this turbulence, there remains a strong nostalgia for manufacturing resulting in frequent public policy…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Manufacturing Industry, Education Work Relationship, Job Skills
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Small, Lynlea; Shacklock, Kate; Marchant, Teresa – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Higher education institutions are under pressure to produce employable graduates who are required to contribute to the sustainability of strong economic growth and development. As such, the onus is on the higher education sector to present graduates to the labour market who are both work ready and have attained employability. This article…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Stakeholders, Employment Potential, Employment Practices
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van Houten, Maarten Matheus – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
The Netherlands has a binary higher education system in which academic education and higher professional education at EQF levels 5-8 co-exist. There is also secondary vocational education at EQF levels 1 up to 4. In this paper, I analyse policy documents resulting from the Bologna Process and argue that under neo-liberal conditions, higher…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Higher Education, Professional Education
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Webb, Sue; Bathmaker, Ann-Marie; Gale, Trevor; Hodge, Steven; Parker, Stephen; Rawolle, Shaun – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
This article explores the issue of social mobility in relation to the recent expansion of higher vocational education (HIVE) by non-university providers. The post-school vocational education sector has become the object of policies to widen access to higher education to ensure greater social mobility and provide second chance education to those…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Vocational Education, Social Mobility, Disadvantaged
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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
Khaled, Anne; Gulikers, Judith; Biemans, Harm; van der Wel, Marjan; Mulder, Martin – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2014
The intentions with which hands-on simulations are used in vocational education are not always clear. Also, pedagogical-didactic approaches in hands-on simulations are not well conceptualised from a learning theory perspective. This makes it difficult to pinpoint the added value that hands-on simulations can have in an innovative vocational…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Competence, Educational Innovation, Curriculum Development
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Lester, Stan – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2011
National and transnational qualifications frameworks are an increasingly present feature of the education and training landscape. The United Kingdom can be regarded as one of the pioneers of qualifications frameworks, with partial frameworks appearing from the mid-1980s onwards. However, approaches in England if not in the whole of the UK have…
Descriptors: Employment Qualifications, Articulation (Education), Foreign Countries, Criticism
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Avis, James; Canning, Roy; Fisher, Roy; Morgan-Klein, Brenda; Simmons, Robin – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2011
This article compares and contrasts the policy context of Vocational Education Teacher Training (VETT) in Scotland and England by setting this within its wider socio-economic context, one emphasising lifelong learning and competitiveness. This facilitates a comparison of the two nations and enables an analysis of VETT responses to globalisation…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Policy Analysis, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Deissinger, Thomas; Heine, Robin; Ott, Mariska – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2011
Germany's apprenticeship system is and has always been considered to be the major sub-system of VET. In this context, the debate circling around the European and German Qualifications Framework (EQF and DQR) has become one of the central issues of VET research and policy. Tasks take on a concrete shape if (a) a serious approach is adopted towards…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Apprenticeships, Lifelong Learning
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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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Dixon, Liz; Jennings, Ann; Orr, Kevin; Tummons, Jonathan – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2010
The placement in colleges is a crucially formative experience for trainee teachers on pre-service Further Education (FE) initial teacher training courses. A project at the University of Huddersfield researched these placements in four colleges in the north of England and the relationships that were formed between the trainees, their mentors, other…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Ethnography, Adult Education, Foreign Countries
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Lucas, Norman; Nasta, Tony – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2010
Over the last few decades, governments of all political hues have introduced measures to regulate the development of the professional status of teachers in England. In the first part of the article, we compare and contrast how teachers from schools, colleges and universities are regulated by the state and the nature of the ITT qualifications and…
Descriptors: Teacher Competencies, National Standards, State Regulation, Adult 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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Stanley, Julian – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2010
This paper provides an account of the general political strategy behind the new 14-19 diplomas in England. It considers the rationale and the design process associated with one particular diploma--the Diploma for Humanities and Social Sciences--a qualification that is intended to combine vocational and academic content and purposes. The article…
Descriptors: Social Sciences, Education Work Relationship, Foreign Countries, Humanities
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Morrison, Andrew – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2009
Drawing upon a case-study of the students and teaching staff of an Advanced Vocational Certificate of Education (AVCE) in Travel and Tourism, this paper examines the effects of the institutional habitus of a Further and Higher Education (FHE) college upon the higher education choices of a group of ethnically-mixed, working-class young people. The…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Vocational Education, Young Adults, College Choice
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