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Schmidt, Teressa – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2019
The quality of vocational education and training (VET) and, in particular, the quality of VET teaching, is a prominent topic of discussion in Australia's post-compulsory education sector. VET teachers are described as 'dual professionals', and expected to maintain current vocational competencies (industry currency) as well as pedagogical skills…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Vocational Education Teachers, Educational Quality
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Avila, Tais Brias; Rose, Jo – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2019
This paper explores the perceptions of professionals working with young people who are NEET (Not in Employment, Education or Training) about their role in young people's trajectories. The issue of professionally and educationally inactive young people is a growing concern in Western economies and has been at the forefront of government agendas for…
Descriptors: Out of School Youth, Unemployment, Employment Potential, Qualifications
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Sharpe, Rhona; Wu, Qi; Pavlakou, Metaxia – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2019
This study assesses the use of various technologies, from institutional virtual learning environments to Web 2.0 tools, amongst learners studying at six general Further Education colleges in the UK. The study surveyed 218 students from a range of disciplines and qualifications. Cluster analysis revealed distinct patterns of engagement with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
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Farsani, Mohammad Amini; Babaii, Esmat – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2019
This nationwide study examines the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) faculty members' engagement in and with research in a major site of EFL context by surveying a representative sample of 140 faculty members. Further, the correlation between the respondents' levels of engagement in and with research and their demographic features concerning…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, College Faculty
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Bain, Yvonne; Brosnan, Kevin; McGuigan, Aileen – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2019
This study offers reflections on the TQFE in Scotland as an example of the transformative professional learning model as identified by various authors. The focus of this study is the professional learning of lecturers in Scotland's colleges. Informed by wider considerations of teacher education more broadly, it will be of particular interest to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Transformative Learning, Faculty Development, Teacher Education
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Abukari, Abdulai; Ahmed, Bawa Kuyini – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2019
There is growing demand for access to higher education (HE) in developing countries in the midst of limited resources. Open and distance education (ODL) has become a pivotal component of HE; many developing countries have developed their own models of ODL that are consistent with their national contexts. Research has shown that many developing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Work Experience Programs, Open Education
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Best, M.; Ade-Ojo, G. O.; McKelvey, C. – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2019
This study explores how Further Education (FE) lecturers are perceived in secondary school settings and their professional prospects in the context of the UK parity status Act of 2012. Designed as a mixed method research, it sought the views of FE-trained teachers on their experience of working in secondary schools, the perceptions of recruitment…
Descriptors: Secondary Schools, Mentors, Professional Identity, Teacher Attitudes
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Thompson, Carol; Wolstencroft, Peter – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2018
The role of the middle manager has proved to be a difficult one to define due to the fluid nature of the tasks performed and the heterogeneity of understanding that exists for the term. This is further complicated by the differences associated with the context in which individual manager's work. This research, which explores the drive towards…
Descriptors: Public Sector, Private Sector, Middle Management, Trust (Psychology)
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Black, Stephen; Bee, Barbara – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2018
This article explores adult literacy pedagogy in the Australian vocational education and training (VET) sector which has long provided most adult literacy programmes. We draw on semi-structured interviews with a small group of eight teachers undertaken in 2005 as part of a project on the social capital outcomes of adult literacy programmes.…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Progressive Education, Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism
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Bartram, Brendan – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2018
This paper examines lecturers' perspectives on students' 'emotional bargaining' in higher education. Based on a social-functional understanding of emotions, it utilises a small-scale qualitative survey approach to explore and compare the views of 43 teaching staff at three universities in England, the Netherlands and Sweden. Particular…
Descriptors: College Students, College Faculty, Neoliberalism, Teacher Attitudes
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Husband, Gary – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2018
This paper reports on the results of a research study conducted in two colleges of further education in Scotland and Wales. The aim of the study was to begin to understand the ongoing effects of initial lecturer education programmes. Using the accounts of respondent lecturers and detailed documentary analysis, an accurate picture of the…
Descriptors: Professional Education, Foreign Countries, Faculty Development, Communities of Practice
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Bywater, Amy; Mander, Sarah – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2018
This self-reflective article considers the support mechanisms from which new lecturers from a teaching background may benefit upon their entry to academia. The concept of academic identity is explored and the suggestion of a continually evolving professional identity is discussed. Emergent themes of reciprocity and critical friendship, team…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Higher Education, Professional Identity, Mentors
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Spence, Steven; MacNamara, Aine – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2018
The somewhat forever-changing landscape of education in England has recently challenged the post-16 sector in new ways, with funding and a knowledge-based curriculum just some of the new initiatives institutions must acclimatise to. Sport provision, a generic term used in this paper to encompass level three sport and physical education programmes,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Semi Structured Interviews, High Schools
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Evans, Carl; Nguyen, Tien; Richardson, Mark; Scott, Ian – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2018
This article explores the perceptions of international students studying in the UK regarding their transition from undergraduate to postgraduate study, the challenges they faced in the process and the factors that supported that transition. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 44 taught international postgraduate students at a UK…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Transitional Programs
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Morris, Rachel; Atkinson, Cathy – Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 2018
Following legislative changes introduced under the Children and Families Act (2014), educational psychologists (EPs) now work to support the needs of children and young people up to the age of 25. While there is a small but emerging base of contemporary research exploring the role of the EP within the post-school sector, to date few studies have…
Descriptors: Educational Psychology, School Psychologists, Mental Health, School Health Services
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