Special Issue "International Vocational Education and Training"
A special issue of Education Sciences (ISSN 2227-7102).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.
Interests: secondary and postsecondary career and technical education for special needs; international vocational education and training; career development and vocational behavior
Interests: education policy; educational statistics and research methods; international and comparative education; vocational education
Vocational education and training (VET) remains a core aspect to formal education systems around the world. It provides students with alternative pathways into the workforce, as opposed to traditional academic education. Despite numerous benefits associated with participation in VET, it has recently come under fire in various nations because of the potentially singular training focus involved in this type of education. The global economy calls for ever more adaptability of the workforce, as opposed to having a more specific, and potentially limited, set of skills. The focus of this Special Issue is on VET and its role in preparing students for life after secondary school, whether that leads to postsecondary education or directly into a career. It is becoming increasingly necessary for VET programs to justify their existence. Under this context, this issue will explore how VET participation is beneficial to students, whether that be in immediate entry into the workforce, long-term success, the promotion of broader employability skills, or an in-depth examination of characteristics of VET participants. Scholars are encouraged to explore this overarching idea through a variety of lenses—education, sociological, criminal justice, economic, etc.—in an effort to suggest cross-national recommendations for improving and encouraging VET participation.
Assoc. Prof. In Heok Lee
Assist. Prof. Jay Plasman
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- Vocational education and training
- International and comparative education
- Workforce development
- Education and career outcomes