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Parker, David – Journal of Vocational Education and Training: The Vocational Aspect of Education, 1997
In the early 20th century, the Hertfordshire (England) Local Education Authority had a class-bound perspective on vocational education, whereas two utopian communities within it held that vocational and academic education should be offered equally to all. Despite these differences, a positive relationship developed that briefly benefitted the…
Descriptors: Academic Education, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Cockrill, Antje; Scott, Peter – Journal of Vocational Education and Training: The Vocational Aspect of Education, 1997
Issues confronting the German dual system of vocational education and apprenticeship include financial restructuring and pressures for differentiation and flexibility. Continuing vocational training is facing problems of quality, access, and funding. (SK)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Continuing Education, Foreign Countries, General Education
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Sutton, John; Tse, Peter S. M. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training: The Vocational Aspect of Education, 1997
Hotel management students in Hong Kong (n=65) reported that foundation courses were essential to their careers, but 61% had problems understanding the curriculum. Causes were cultural differences in food styles and/or the fact that most Cantonese-speaking students were learning in their second language (English) and most of the multicultural…
Descriptors: Chinese, Cultural Differences, Food, Foreign Countries
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Psacharopoulos, George – Journal of Vocational Education and Training: The Vocational Aspect of Education, 1997
Argues that vocational education has unrealistically been considered a remedy for youth unemployment, a program for the academically less able, and a tool for economic development. Proposes finding socioeconomic solutions for those problems and improving vocational education by offering it outside formal schooling and encouraging private…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Educational Change, Job Training, Relevance (Education)
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Selwyn, Neil – Journal of Vocational Education and Training: The Vocational Aspect of Education, 1997
Computer anxiety stems from several factors: psychological (locus of control, fear), sociological (isolation, dehumanization, stereotypes), and operational (negative experiences). Trainers should confront expectations and preconceptions, focus content toward the learner, and tailor the learning environment. (SK)
Descriptors: Computer Anxiety, Computer Literacy, Information Technology, Theories
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Tzannatos, Zafiris; Johnes, Geraint – Journal of Vocational Education and Training: The Vocational Aspect of Education, 1997
Review of job training in Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, and Taiwan found no single system appropriate for all. Desirable characteristics included (1) late specialization in school and on-the-job acquisition of specialized skills; (2) private financing; (3) institutional autonomy; (4) high employer involvement; and (5) regular evaluation of training…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Developing Nations, Financial Support, Foreign Countries
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Gerber, Rod; Velde, Christine – Journal of Vocational Education and Training: The Vocational Aspect of Education, 1997
Interviews with 6 managers and 18 nonmanagers in clerical-administrative positions indicated the following: (1) they saw their role as either intelligent support, technical, advisor, or multiskilled pivotal employee; (2) duties depended on relationships with other workers; and (3) nonmanagers had a narrower vision of competence. (SK)
Descriptors: Clerical Occupations, Competence, Employment Qualifications, Foreign Countries
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Anderson, Damon – Journal of Vocational Education and Training: The Vocational Aspect of Education, 1999
Describes economic, social, and educational trends and policy directions related to lifelong learning. Examines research on student satisfaction with educational and career guidance in Australian vocational education and training. Highlights the need for better career information, advice, and guidance to assist people of all ages with lifelong…
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Education Work Relationship, Educational Opportunities, Foreign Countries
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Bedward, Diana; Rexworthy, Christine – Journal of Vocational Education and Training: The Vocational Aspect of Education, 1999
Luton Business School's approach to assessing management competence is learner centered and involves reflection, action learning, and portfolios. It has a 75% completion rate, compared to 30% for National Vocational Qualifications in management overall. (SK)
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Competence, Foreign Countries, Job Skills
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Hemsley-Brown, Jane; Foskett, Nicholas H. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training: The Vocational Aspect of Education, 1999
A British study of 410 students in years 6, 10, and 12 categorized their occupational choices and parents' occupations as traditional/customary, high-status, or lottery (jobs relying on luck, chance, or talent spotting). Students appeared to focus on high-status or lottery jobs and were not inclined toward careers in which most parents were…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Employment Qualifications, Foreign Countries, Labor Market
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Ekpenyong, Lawrence E. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training: The Vocational Aspect of Education, 1999
Traces the origins of experiential learning in the work of Erasmus, Rousseau, and Dewey. Points out problems in Dewey's theory of experience. Explains four learning strategies that define experiential learning as meaningful learning. (SK)
Descriptors: Business Education, Experiential Learning, Learning Processes, Learning Theories
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Seddon, Terri; Malley, Jeff – Journal of Vocational Education and Training: The Vocational Aspect of Education, 1999
Interviews in 17 Australian vocational education and training enterprises found they engaged in 3 models of research intended to shape organizational development: informal, network based; instrumental strategic planning; and internally motivated capacity building. The capacity building model appeared to have the most utility in transforming…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Job Training, Organizational Development, Research Projects
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Simmons, Jonathan – Journal of Vocational Education and Training: The Vocational Aspect of Education, 1999
Many British further education colleges have cross-college coordinators overseeing procedural implementation across the college without direct management of staff. These coordinators derive power from a continuum of sources. The stronger the external requirements, the greater the coordinator's power. (SK)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, College Administration, Coordination, Federal Regulation
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Griffin, Anne; Bailey, Bill – Journal of Vocational Education and Training: The Vocational Aspect of Education, 1999
Interviews with the predominantly female staff of a Russian vocational teachers college revealed strong professional and personal commitment. Their sense of community and collective action is being threatened by growing uncertainty in the emerging market economy. (SK)
Descriptors: Economic Change, Feminism, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Burnett, Paul C.; Clarke, John A. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training: The Vocational Aspect of Education, 1999
The course evaluation process used by an Australian provider of vocational education and training was evaluated using guidelines suggested by the literature and feedback obtained from multiple stakeholders. The modified model has six phases: initiation, compliance, data collection, integrating, reporting, and dissemination. (SK)
Descriptors: Course Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Job Training
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