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Neroorkar, Samiksha; Gopinath, P. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2020
The aim of this paper is to ascertain the factors by which Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) affect the employability of graduates in Mumbai, India. The ITIs are major providers of VET in India. Presently, India is part of a skilling revolution with the goal of providing superior quality formal skill training to 400 million people by the year…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Technical Institutes, Vocational Education, Employment Potential
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Assen, J. H. E.; Meijers, F.; Zwaal, W.; Poell, R. F. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2020
An increasing number of universities around the world have adopted a learner-oriented approach to teaching. Collective learning is regarded as a way to support teachers to enhance this approach. Collective learning processes arise when the teachers collaborate and consciously strive for a shared vision, dialogue, collective action and evaluation.…
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, Learning Processes, Collectivism, Teacher Collaboration
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Aavik, Kadri; Ümarik, Meril – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2020
This article takes a critical perspective on the construction of men and masculinities in vocational education and training (VET). We focus on ways in which key stakeholders in VET -- teachers, heads of schools and VET experts -- conceptualise men as educators and learners in VET, drawing on the case of Estonia. We identified two related…
Descriptors: Males, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Masculinity
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Nyland, Chris; Tran, Ly Thi – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2020
Scholars who analyse the policies that provide for the rights of international students have tended to focus on challenges posed by racism, discrimination and unjustified stereotyping. This discussion has focussed overwhelmingly on the higher education sector but recently has begun to be extended to vocational and training education (VET). We…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Student Rights, Consumer Education, Vocational Education
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Pantea, Maria-Carmen – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2020
Vocational education and training (VET) is linked to many social and economic goals. Yet despite the high policy ambitions, it often remains a sector with a low(er) social standing. This paper is based on empirical data collected through interviews and focus groups with over 250 young women and men aged 16-18 in 34 VET schools in Romania. It aims…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Student Attitudes, Student Interests
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Dougherty, Shaun M.; Harbaugh Macdonald, Isabel – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2020
In the United States, high school career and technical education (CTE) is the primary source of vocational training at the secondary level, and is similar in goal if not form to vocational education and training (VET) worldwide. CTE has evolved in the past decade to place greater emphasis on programmes in Science, Technology, Engineering, and…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Vocational Education, High School Students, Student Participation
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Coetzer, Alan; Susomrith, Pattanee; Ampofo, Emmanuel Twumasi – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2020
Small businesses are characterised by resources constraints; therefore, their managers need to know the exact nature of additional benefits, beyond knowledge and skill acquisition, that might accrue from employee participation in different types of learning activities. However, research that simultaneously examines the attitudinal and behavioural…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Informal Education, Workplace Learning
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Billett, Stephen; Choy, Sarojni; Hodge, Steven – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2020
In Australia, the relatively low standing of vocational education and the occupations it serves is of growing concern. This standing is held to contribute to an increased number of young people preferring to engage in higher education and to look past vocational education as a potential post-school pathway. Consequently, there are skill shortages…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Status, Occupations
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Rintala, Heta; Nokelainen, Petri – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2020
This article discusses the standing and attractiveness of vocational education and training (VET) in Finland. We argue that learning environments, along with the expectations for and attitudes towards them, are related to the attractiveness of VET. The empirical part of the article describes a comprehensive view of learning environments based on…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Educational Environment, Foreign Countries, Expectation
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Stalder, Barbara E.; Lüthi, Fabienne – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2020
According to common indicators such as the prestige of vocational education and training (VET), enrolment rates in initial VET (IVET) programmes, or the involvement of private partners, the Swiss VET system enjoys a high standing. In this paper, we took a different approach and examined the effects of educational resources (educational degree) and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment
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Löfgren, Sami; Ilomäki, Liisa; Toom, Auli – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2020
To become employed, upper-secondary vocational graduates need adequate competences that correspond with the needs of working life, particularly with the expectations of their potential employers. However, research on the necessary competences of upper-secondary vocational education and training (VET) students is limited. This study examined what…
Descriptors: Employer Attitudes, Secondary Education, Vocational Education, Graduates
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Juul, Ida; Byskov, Louise Hvitved – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2020
The concept of 'aesthetic labour' is relatively new in work-life research. It focuses on how service organisations utilise the physical appearance and personality of employees to support a particular business brand. In this way, employees are used as part of a differentiation marketing strategy. Whereas much of the research in aesthetic labour…
Descriptors: Cosmetology, Aesthetics, Employees, Vocational Education
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Sarastuen, Nora Kolkin – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2020
This article addresses the transition from vocational worker to vocational teacher in a Norwegian higher institution. Specifically, the vocational worker identity is examined to obtain a deeper knowledge of how trainee teachers describe the transition from vocational worker to vocational teacher. Previous research has highlighted the challenges of…
Descriptors: Vocational Education Teachers, Higher Education, Professional Identity, Teacher Role
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Kamm, Chantal; Gebhardt, Anja; Gonon, Philipp; Brühwiler, Christian; Dernbach-Stolz, Stefanie – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2020
This article examines the different functions and further potential of a curriculum of career guidance in lower secondary school and bridge-year courses. With a focus on young adults following a nonlinear pathway to post-compulsory education in the Swiss Canton of Zurich, we answer the questions why bridge-year courses are attended (RQ1) and how…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Secondary School Students, Career Guidance, Student Centered Learning
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Spours, Ken; Hodgson, Ann; Grainger, Paul; Smith, David – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2020
This article draws on research into the further education (FE) Area-Based Review (ABR) process in London, England over the period 2016-2018 to suggest that the significance of ABRs can be judged as to the extent they reinforce or challenge the historical marketised model of FE. The implications of ABR are viewed historically through the conceptual…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Vocational Education, Adult Education
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