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All volumes from 2009-2012 can be accessed at: https://link.springer.com/journal/40461/volumes-and-issues

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  1. A critical limiting factor for adaptive teaching is the availability of diagnostic tools that allow reliable and valid assessments of students’ domain-specific skills in a way that produces detailed informatio...

    Authors: Christoph Helm, Julia Warwas and Henry Schirmer
    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2022 14:9
  2. Technical and vocational education and training (TVET) has attracted wide attention with its potential to alleviate poverty and improve youth employment in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). However, no...

    Authors: Yi Shi and Mukdarut Bangpan
    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2022 14:8
  3. For adolescents, preventing a premature training termination (PTT) and withdrawal from education and training after a PTT is an important societal task. While studies reveal that early-risk factors such as a l...

    Authors: Christian Michaelis and Maria Richter
    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2022 14:7
  4. Interventions in emotional competences and scientific studies of emotional competence are flourishing in the educational context. However, we find very few programs in Europe involving emotional interventions ...

    Authors: Florinda Sauli, Matilde Wenger and Marina Fiori
    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2022 14:4
  5. The identification of effects of vocational education and training conditions on competence development in nursing education requires longitudinal studies. An important precondition is the availability of a te...

    Authors: Eveline Wittmann, Ulrike Weyland, Susan Seeber, Julia Warwas, Aldin Striković, Philine Krebs, Monja Pohley and Larissa Wilczek
    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2022 14:3
  6. Against the background of digital transformation processes that are currently changing the world of work, this paper examines general digital competences of beginning trainees in commercial vocational educatio...

    Authors: Stefanie Findeisen and Steffen Wild
    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2022 14:2
  7. Despite high drop-out rates from vocational education and training (VET) throughout most countries and a long research tradition on potential drop-out reasons, little is known about the effects exerted on drop...

    Authors: Maximilian Krötz and Viola Deutscher
    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2022 14:1
  8. Stress in teaching and teacher training is a well-known issue and stress management during teacher training may not only be affected by individual coping efforts, but also determined by private and work-relate...

    Authors: Tobias Kärner, Julia Katharina Weiß and Karin Heinrichs
    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2021 13:24
  9. VET (vocational education and training) is a highly complex, multidimensional worldwide phenomenon with diverse structures. Additionally, very different actors define the functions of a national (or even a reg...

    Authors: Susanne Peters
    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2021 13:23
  10. Mentors guide students in their challenges at school and in life. At-risk students in last-resort programs who are at a high risk of leaving school unqualified are especially in need of highly competent and ad...

    Authors: Rineke Keijzer, Roeland van der Rijst, Erik van Schooten and Wilfried Admiraal
    Citation: Empirical Research in Vocational Education and Training 2021 13:22
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. 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
  29. 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
  30. 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
  31. 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
  32. 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
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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
  36. 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
  37. 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
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. 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
  45. 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
  46. 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
  47. 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

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