Areas of Vocational Education Research (2014)
This book provides an overview of some fundamental topics of international Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), e.g. genesis of TVET research, fields of TVET research, curriculum development, TVET planning and developing, methods of TVET research etc. The International Handbook of Technical and Vocational Education and Training Research (Rauner/Maclean), published in 2009 by Springer, was the first handbook to provide a comprehensive coverage of TVET research in an international context and with a special focus on research and research methods. Building upon the great success of this handbook and replying to the great demand expressed by researchers, (postgraduate) students and decision makers in VET, this new book “Areas of Vocational Education Research” focuses on providing an easier accessible overview of the fundamental topics of international TVET research.In: New Frontiers of Educational Research. Berlin, Heidelberg: Springer.
The Architecture of Innovative Apprenticeship (2013)
Benefiting from the support and involvement of two major international research networks, this collection features the latest research findings in TVET. Members of INAP, the International Network on Innovative Apprenticeship, and VETNET, the Vocational Education and Training Network, have contributed key research findings to this detailed survey of the field. Featuring the inclusion of the internationally recognized memorandum released in April 2012 by the INAP Architecture Apprenticeship Commission, the volume covers a wealth of issues relating to technical and vocational education and training, including exemplar architectures such as successful school-to-work transitions, competence assessment and development models, and governance, including the role of stakeholders. The book provides many opportunities to explore in depth the scholarly debate on TVET, as well as to learn from positive international experiences. It aims to inform the practice of TVET professionals as much as the decision making of administrators.In: Technical and Vocational Education and Training: Issues, Concerns and Prospects. Vol. 18. Berlin: Springer.
Apprenticeship in a Globalised World (2013)
Premises, Promises and Pitfalls
In April 2013, the International Network on Innovative Apprenticeship (INAP) hosted its fifth international conference in Johannesburg, South Africa, in co-operation with the International Labour Organisation (ILO), bringing together researchers, policy makers and practitioners from 34 nations. The title of the conference "Apprenticeship in a Globalised World: Premises, Promises and Pitfalls" points out the need for apprenticeship to deliver on its promise of workplace skills and for it to develop and change as world economies develop.
An international exchange of ideas among researchers from all over the world is necessary to identify cases of good practice and facilitates the transfer of knowledge and innovation, also within the frame of informal apprenticeships. This book is a summary of papers presented and discussed at the Johannesburg Conference split up equally to the five key topics:
- Introducing Apprenticeship: Backgrounds, changes and difficulties
- Enabling learning opportunities in workplaces and informal contexts
- Competence assessment and development
- Managing transitions from VET into the world of work
- Curriculum design, apprenticeships and National Qualification Frameworks
Innovative Apprenticeships (2010)
Promoting Successful School-to-Work Transitions
The transition from school to vocational education is of different quality and performance in the diverse national VET systems and heavily determined by the different structures of governance in the national education and VET systems. In September 2009, the International Network on Innovative Apprenticeship (INAP) hosted its third international conference in Turin bringing together leading researchers in the area of international TVET research.
This book summarises all topics discussed within the frame of the Turin conference and overviews current research and analysis in the following fields:
- Managing successful transitions from school to work
- Building vocational identity
- Competence evaluation and development in VET
- Levels of governance and the role of stakeholders in apprenticeships
Handbook of Technical and Vocational Education and Training Research (2008)
Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) research has become a recognized and well-defined area of interdisciplinary research. This is the first handbook of its kind that specifically concentrates on research and research methods in TVET.
The book’s sections focus on particular aspects of the field, starting with a presentation of the genesis of TVET research. They further feature research in relation to policy, planning and practice. Various areas of TVET research are covered, including on the vocational disciplines and on TVET systems. Case studies illustrate different approaches to TVET research, and the final section of the book presents research methods, including interview and observation methods, as well as of experimentation and development.
This handbook provides a comprehensive coverage of TVET research in an international context, and, with special focus on research and research methods, it is a cutting-edge resource and reference.
Handbook of Technical and Vocational Education and Training Research (Chinese Edition) (2008)
Chinese Edition of the Handbook of Technical and Vocational Education and Training Research.