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Dalby, D.; Noyes, A. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
England's Further Education (FE) sector is in permanent flux with policy interpretations and translations taking place at multiple levels within increasingly large and complex multi-site organisations. Devolved responsibility gives managers considerable influence in policy enactment processes which can lead to within-college tensions between…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Continuing Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Mathematics Teachers
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Avis, James; Orr, Kevin; Warmington, Paul – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
Black and minority ethnic students (BME) are a significant constituency in vocational education and training (VET) and FE in England. Despite this recent research on race and VET has become a marginal concern. Insofar as current VET research addresses social justice, race appears to be a supplementary concern. Although there is a substantial…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Race, Vocational Education, Technical Education
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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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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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MacDonald, Malcolm N.; O'Regan, John P.; Witana, Julie – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2009
From 2007 to 2008, CILT (Centre for Information for Language Teachers) developed a set of National Occupational Standards for Intercultural Working in the UK. This paper reports on three questions arising from the development project: how these standards are distinctive from others, how they realise intercultural competence and how they meet…
Descriptors: National Standards, Standard Setting, Policy Analysis, Public Policy
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Smith, Erica; Smith, Andy – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2009
This paper examines the Australian phenomenon of Enterprise Registered Training Organizations (RTOs). These are organizations that do not have training as their main business but that are accredited to deliver training and award qualifications, primarily to their own workers. Although Enterprise RTOs have been in existence in one form or another…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Training, Models
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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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Sager, Fritz – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2008
The dual system of vocational training, utilising both company training and vocational school attendance, is generally acknowledged to be a successful model for reducing youth unemployment. However, the decreasing number of training opportunities in countries with this system poses a crisis for the approach. One strategy for overcoming the problem…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Apprenticeships, Marketing
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Hamilton, Mary – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2007
In this paper, the author reflects on some of the complexities involved in theorizing change and the policy process, stimulated by the framing offered by the Learning and Skills Sector (LSS) project and the detailed case studies it presents. Focusing on a period in the development of the LSS that has been characterized by a determined policy…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Policy Formation, Policy Analysis, Educational Change