Category: VET

Second chance education: barriers, supports and engagement strategies

Author: Harry Savelsberg, Sylvia Pignata, Pauline Weckert University of South Australia Edition: Volume 57, Number 1, April 2017 Summary: Second chance education programs are now a well-established presence in institutions seeking to provide access and equity pathways for socio-economically disadvantaged groups.

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Book review: Teaching International Students in Vocational Education: New Pedagogical Approaches

The Work: Teaching International Students in Vocational Education: New Pedagogical Approaches byLy Thi Tran, ACER Press, Camberwell, Victoria, Australia, 2013 Reviewer: Jonathan Tyner Edition: Volume 55, Number 1, April 2015 In Brief:  Dr. Ly Thi Tran is a Senior Lecturer at Deakin

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Do actions and methods in guidance for older workers exist in Spain?

Authors: María José López Sánchez and José Antonio Belso Martinez, Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche Summary:  Older people suffer discrimination in the labour market, in that their chances of finding employment if they lose their jobs are small, and the

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Educational biographies in Germany: From secondary school general education to lifelong learning?

Author: Harry Friebel, University of Hamburg Summary:  This article addresses the change in the transitional process from secondary school general education to gainful employment within the framework of societal modernisation processes in Germany. We analyse the relationship between the options

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Case studies in e-RPL and e-PR

Authors: Roslyn Cameron, Curtin University and Allison Miller, Vanguard Visions Consulting Pty Ltd Summary:  The use of ePortfolios for recognition of prior learning (e-RPL) and for professional recognition (e-PR) is slowly gaining in popularity in the VET sector however their use

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Willing and enabled: The academic outcomes of a tertiary enabling program in regional Australia

Authors: Lisa Andrewartha and Andrew Harvey, LaTrobe University Summary:  This paper examines the achievement levels of students undertaking the Tertiary Enabling Program (TEP) at La Trobe University. The TEP is an alternative pathway program that traverses multiple institutions, campuses, and disciplinary

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Experiencing English and cultural learning during study tours

Author: Associate professor Shin Yu Miao, Department of Applied Foreign Languages, Ling Tung University, Taiwan Edition: Volume 46, Number 3, November 2006 Summary: Significant aspects of my doctorate in adult education, which I studiedover the past few years, were related to the

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An evaluation of resilience and employability in disadvantaged adults

Author: Linda Rainey, Centre for Research in Education, Equity and Work, University of South Australia Edition: Volume 46, Number 3, November 2006 Summary: This article analyses the evaluation of a pilot program for long-term, unemployed people conducted at a TAFE institute, and

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Social capital outcomes: The new focus for adult literacy and numeracy courses

Authors: Stephen Black, Northern Sydney Institute of TAFE; Jo Balatti, James Cook University; & Ian Falk, Charles Darwin University Edition: Volume 46, Number 3, November 2006 Summary: Since the early 1990s in Australia, adult literacy and numeracy courses in vocational education and

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Issues in using self-evaluations in adult education and training

Author: James A Athanasou, Faculty of Education, University of Technology, Sydney Edition: Volume 45, Number 3, November 2005 Summary:  This paper focuses on two key aspects of self-evaluation in adult education and training through the perspective of (a) a social-cognitive framework which

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