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  1. Educated and skilled women are active change agents. This paper focuses on informal hospitality education as a tool for social change and empowerment for severely marginalized Nepalese women. Studied over 18 m...

    Authors: Jay R. Deagon, Miriam Ham and Wendy Hillman

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2021 13:21

    Content type: Research

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  2. Learning Factories 4.0 are thought to prepare vocational students for the challenges of Industry 4.0. The implementation of those interconnected Learning Factories 4.0 at technical vocational schools may promo...

    Authors: Michael Roll and Dirk Ifenthaler

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2021 13:20

    Content type: Research

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  3. At-risk students like those with special educational needs, learning difficulties, or pupils at risk of exclusion frequently struggle in transition from basic to secondary vocational education and training, of...

    Authors: Liana Roos, Karmen Trasberg, Kristi Kõiv and Egle Säre

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2021 13:19

    Content type: Research

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  4. Competence development and measurement are of great interest to vocational education and training (VET). Although there are many instruments available for measuring competence in diverse settings, in many case...

    Authors: Silja Rohr-Mentele and Sarah Forster-Heinzer

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2021 13:18

    Content type: Research

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  5. We investigated the effectiveness of Taiwan’s dual education system, referred to as the dual system of vocational training policy (DSVTP) program. By surveying 722 randomly selected respondents participating i...

    Authors: Louis Chih-hung Liu

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2021 13:17

    Content type: Research

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  6. Standardized curricula define the set of skills that must be trained within a training occupation and thus are a key regulatory element of apprenticeship systems. Although clear economic rationales support the...

    Authors: Jürg Schweri, Manuel Aepli and Andreas Kuhn

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2021 13:16

    Content type: Research

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  7. This paper provides evidence on the effect of apprenticeship costs on the decision whether care facilities employ apprenticeship graduates after completing apprenticeship training. To account for the endogenei...

    Authors: Eric Schuss

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2021 13:15

    Content type: Research

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  8. The benefits of mentorship to individuals in post-secondary relate to wellbeing, satisfaction, and perceived success which translates to organizational commitment. Mentorship improves skills in academic roles ...

    Authors: Natasha Hubbard Murdoch, Eliisha Ens, Barbara Gustafson and Tamara Chambers-Richards

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2021 13:14

    Content type: Research

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  9. The study aimed to identify and understand practices and strategies for enhancing learning through collaboration among a master’s degree in vocational pedagogy (MVP) program, vocational teacher training instit...

    Authors: Dinavence Arinaitwe

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2021 13:13

    Content type: Research

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  10. German establishments heavily rely on the apprenticeship system for skill supply. With one in four apprenticeship contracts ending before successful completion, it is in the interest of establishments and poli...

    Authors: Caroline Neuber-Pohl

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2021 13:12

    Content type: Research

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  11. The vocational education and training (VET) sector plays a crucial role in Australia’s education system. Associated closely between the VET provision and industry, VET training quality is continually at the he...

    Authors: Carolyn-Thi Thanh Dung Tran

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2021 13:11

    Content type: Research

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  12. This study aims to investigate the Swiss initial vocational education and training (IVET) partnership from the perspective of several stakeholders on the ground. Collaboration between stakeholders is essential...

    Authors: Florinda Sauli

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2021 13:10

    Content type: Research

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  13. Although apprenticeships ease the school-to-work transition for youth, many apprentices seriously consider dropping out. While associated with noncompletions, dropout considerations are important to study in t...

    Authors: Tim E. Powers and Helen M. G. Watt

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2021 13:9

    Content type: Research

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  14. To examine relationships between teachers’ experienced classroom demands and autonomic stress reactions, we report the results of a pilot study. Based on an integrative literature review, we identified and des...

    Authors: Tobias Kärner and Jana Höning

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2021 13:8

    Content type: Research

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  15. This study seeks to reveal the heterogeneity in occupation-specific wage returns among graduates of the German vocational education and training (VET) system. We distinguish between VET graduates with and with...

    Authors: Anett Friedrich and Sandra Hirtz

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2021 13:6

    Content type: Research

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  16. Dropping out of the educational system has marked negative consequences in the labour market. Dropping out is followed by an early termination that does not necessarily mean leaving the educational system with...

    Authors: Gabriele Wydra-Somaggio

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2021 13:5

    Content type: Research

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  17. The aim of this article is to identify the main stakeholders of institutions of professional higher education in the field of internal security in selected countries, and the most important collaboration pract...

    Authors: Anne Valk and Mairit Kratovitš

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2021 13:4

    Content type: Research

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  18. Motivated by discussions of skill mismatches on local German vocational educational and training (VET) markets, this paper analyses how occupational segments of VET entry of individuals with lower and intermed...

    Authors: Katja Schuster and Anne Margarian

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2021 13:3

    Content type: Research

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  19. This study investigates teacher collaboration in Hungarian vocational education and training (VET) schools based on an online survey of teachers (n = 303). Collaboration of teachers has long been appreciated f...

    Authors: Eszter Bükki and Anikó Fehérvári

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2021 13:2

    Content type: Research

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  20. This paper contributes to the literature on non-monetary benefits of Vocational Education and Training (VET) by investigating its influence on a firm’s innovation process. While an increasing number of studies...

    Authors: Christian Rupietta, Johannes Meuer and Uschi Backes-Gellner

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2021 13:1

    Content type: Research

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  21. Due to current trends in society and economy, financial literacy is often considered as an important twenty-first century skill. However, regardless of the postulated relevance, studies suggest that financial ...

    Authors: Eveline Wuttke, Christin Siegfried and Carmela Aprea

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2020 12:18

    Content type: Research

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  22. Since 2008, the Austrian Vocational Training Act has given young people the opportunity to obtain vocational qualifications in supra-company training workshops. In addition to the traditional full-time vocatio...

    Authors: Peter Schlögl, Martin Mayerl, Roland Löffler and Alexander Schmölz

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2020 12:17

    Content type: Research

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  23. This paper shows that young men who completed an apprenticeship education plus a tertiary vocational education have considerably higher earnings during the first half of their career than those who obtained an...

    Authors: Veronika Lukesch and Thomas Zwick

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2020 12:16

    Content type: Research

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  24. Open Access fosters the exchange of academic research information by making publications free of charge and, wherever possible, available through open licences and without any technical barriers. Although the ...

    Authors: Laura Getz, Karin Langenkamp, Bodo Rödel, Kerstin Taufenbach and Meike Weiland

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2020 12:15

    Content type: Research

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  25. This article examines the influence of vocational music education workshops on the learning motivation of popular and jazz music students in a self-determination theory’s (SDT) framework. SDT illustrates that ...

    Authors: Esa Virkkula

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2020 12:14

    Content type: Research

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  26. This study analyzes how worker pay is related to educational diversity, i.e., diversity in the educational composition of work groups in terms of the different types of vocational and academic education. As pr...

    Authors: Simone N. Tuor Sartore and Uschi Backes-Gellner

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2020 12:13

    Content type: Research

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  27. Vocational Education and Training (VET) programmes have included the acquisition of transversal competences in their curricula as a tool to increase employability. The number of researches has exponentially gr...

    Authors: Inmaculada Calero López and Beatriz Rodríguez-López

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2020 12:12

    Content type: Research

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  28. This article aims to explore the moral ideas and experiences that students at Dutch universities of applied sciences (UAS) have of being a professional with an ‘ethical compass.’ Semi-structured interviews wer...

    Authors: Lieke H. Van Stekelenburg, Chris Smerecnik, Wouter Sanderse and Doret J. De Ruyter

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2020 12:11

    Content type: Research

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  29. Despite the ongoing debate about how much academic versus vocational upper-secondary education is favorable for a country and large differences across countries of those two types of education exist, the inter...

    Authors: Katharina Jaik

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2020 12:10

    Content type: Research

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  30. Unrealistic expectations with regard to one’s study program has been linked to negative consequences for future academic success. Previous studies that have shown this are often retrospective, however, and foc...

    Authors: Irene Eegdeman, Chris van Klaveren and Martijn Meeter

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2020 12:9

    Content type: Research

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  31. A firm’s expectation about the future business cycle is an important determinant of the decision to train apprentices, especially as German firms typically offer apprenticeships to either fill future skilled w...

    Authors: Samuel Muehlemann, Harald Pfeifer and Bernhard H. Wittek

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2020 12:8

    Content type: Research

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  32. Many school-age pupils are undecided about their future vocation. This often stems from a lack of occupational information or lack of vocationally related experience. The goal of this study was to develop and ...

    Authors: Marcel Martončik, Jaroslava Babjáková, Lena Čupková, Natália Köverová and Monika Kačmárová

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2020 12:7

    Content type: Research

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  33. This paper investigates the effectiveness of a small experimental pilot addressed to foreign adolescents with low language skills and high dropout risk in lower secondary school in Turin, North-West Italy. The...

    Authors: Valentina Lamonica, Elena Ragazzi and Lisa Sella

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2020 12:6

    Content type: Research

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  34. Digital skills are thought to be a key competence of the twenty-first century. With the rapid growth of internet and communication tool (ICT) usage among both students and teachers, cooperative (co-op) educati...

    Authors: Steffen Wild and Lydia Schulze Heuling

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2020 12:5

    Content type: Research

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  35. In the German system of dual vocational training, in which companies recruit apprentices, graduates from low-level secondary schools (Hauptschule), and particularly those from immigrant families, are at a signifi...

    Authors: Janina Söhn

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2020 12:4

    Content type: Research

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  36. Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) plays a critical role in developing essential labor market skills. In Saudi Arabia, participation in TVET has traditionally been stigmatized in favor of w...

    Authors: Abdulaziz Salem Aldossari

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2020 12:3

    Content type: Research

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  37. Liberalization pressures challenge countries to adapt their training systems. This is particularly relevant for coordinated market economies with firm-driven but collectively governed apprenticeship systems. R...

    Authors: Gina Di Maio, Lukas Graf and Anna Wilson

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2020 12:2

    Content type: Research

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  38. Financial literacy (or financial competence) has become an internationally relevant and highly regarded topic. Since people often lack sufficient financial competence, in many countries efforts have been made ...

    Authors: Bärbel Fürstenau and Mandy Hommel

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2019 11:10

    Content type: Research

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  39. Goal structures represent classroom characteristics that are supportive of students’ motivation. However, goal structures and their relations with students’ motivation have not yet been investigated in the con...

    Authors: Lisa Bardach, Vera Popper, Elke Hochfellner and Marko Lüftenegger

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2019 11:9

    Content type: Research

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  40. This paper investigates attitudes towards vocational education and training (VET) using Eurobarometer data supplemented by OECD TALIS data. Attitudes are measured in two different ways. First, by a general mea...

    Authors: Giovanni Russo, Marco Serafini and Antonio Ranieri

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2019 11:7

    Content type: Research

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  41. This paper investigates to what extent self-rated job-specific and generic skills and different types of educational signals are positively related to the labor market integration process of Dutch graduates, 1...

    Authors: Ardita Muja, Lieselotte Blommaert, Maurice Gesthuizen and Maarten H. J. Wolbers

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2019 11:6

    Content type: Research

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  42. As yet, despite ongoing gaps in educational and career achievement, earning potential, and other psychosocial risks that perpetuate marginalization among certain populations globally, elements of effective car...

    Authors: Sylvia Nassar, Aisha Al-Qimlass, Nurten Karacan-Ozdemir and Lynn Z. Tovar

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2019 11:5

    Content type: Research

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  43. Human capital theory and the life-course perspective are used to investigate how economic modernisation, as well as developments in the labour market after the West German “economic miracle”, impacted employer...

    Authors: Rolf Becker

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2019 11:4

    Content type: Research

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  44. India is at the cusp of a population change and is currently undergoing the phase of ‘demographic dividend.’ This has thrown a challenge towards the policymakers to ensure that there are enough employment oppo...

    Authors: Rishi Kumar, Shravanth Mandava and Venkata Sandeep Gopanapalli

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2019 11:3

    Content type: Research

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  45. In Germany, general secondary education offers few opportunities for young adults to acquire knowledge and understanding of personal finance. Hence, apart from parents’ influence as role models, important infl...

    Authors: Manuel Förster, Roland Happ and W. B. Walstad

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2019 11:2

    Content type: Research

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  46. This study focused upon a curriculum for at-risk students in vocational education aimed at enhancing students’ motivation and engagement for learning. The study explored teachers’ view on effective curricular...

    Authors: G. M. Fix, H. T. M. Ritzen, J. M. Pieters and W. A. J. M. Kuiper

    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2019 11:1

    Content type: Research

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