Epistemic beliefs are individuals’ beliefs about knowledge and knowing. Research assumes that epistemic messages embedded in learning materials shape learners’ beliefs. In order to provide information about these epistemic messages, this article analyzes 4,169 accounting exercises and 1,265 marketing exercises found in training textbooks for retailers, wholesalers, bank assistants, and industrial business management assistants. A latent class analysis identifies four types of exercises. The findings indicate that most epistemic messages emphasize knowledge that consists of stable, interconnected elements that are not useful for professional situations. Knowledge is transmitted by an authority and does not need to be justified. This article provides ideas on the basis of which exercises in textbooks may be revised.
Florian Berding and Ilka Lau
Raising achievement and aspiration by improving the transition from the BTEC to higher education
In my role as programme leader of the BA (Hons) Criminal Justice and Criminology, I observed that students who entered with A-levels were more likely to achieve a 2:1 or 1st class degree than students from other routes of entry. Analysis of five cohorts showed that less than half of entrants with Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC) qualification achieved a 2:1 classification, compared to over 90 per cent of A-level students. In the interests of equity, this phenomenon deserved further investigation. I set out to identify issues in the transition to higher education that may cause BTEC students to struggle to adapt to academic study and any skills deficits that may ultimately lead to underachievement. As a result of the study, a toolkit was devised to smooth the transition, raise aspiration, enhance self-esteem and improve outcomes.
James E. Genova, Daniel G. Cohen, and John Ambler
James E. Genova Expériences coloniales: La Nouvelle-Calédonie (1853-1920) by Isabelle Merle
Daniel G. Cohen Xavier Vallat: Du nationalisme chrétien à l’antisémitisme d’état, 1891-1972 by Laurent Joly
John Ambler Schools and Work: Technical and Vocational Education in France Since the Third Republic by Charles R. Day
This article focuses on the practices that led to the elimination of the possibility of establishing an independent academic sector—professional-academic colleges—in the first years after the founding of the State of Israel in 1948. This sector, the "service tradition" of non-university institutions, focuses on meeting economic and social needs through professional and vocational education. The only academic model in Israel that evolved under the control of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJ) was the comprehensive university model. By describing the ongoing problems of the School of Law and Economics (SLE) in Tel-Aviv, we can learn about the close relations that were established between politicians and the HUJ and the paradox that has resulted in the rapid growth of the SLE but also its integration with the comprehensive university.
A Burgeoning Field of Research
Film Library of Vocational Education: An Archeology of Industrial Film in France between the Wars . Although the author, Valérie Vignaux, examines the central film library of vocational education and the assignment of Jean Benoit-Lévy (1888–1959), one
Ayşe Durakbaşa, Rochelle Goldberg Ruthchild, Ana Pajvančić-Cizelj, Evgenia Sifaki, Maria Repoussi, Emilia Salvanou, Tatyana Kotzeva, Tamara Zlobina, Maria Bucur, Anna Muller, Katarzyna Stańczak-Wiślicz, Lukas Schretter, Iza Desperak, Susan Zimmermann, and Marina Soroka
Fournaraki and Glafki Gotsi. Christian Imdorf, Kristinn Hegna, and Liza Reisel, Gender Segregation in Vocational Education Comparative Social Research 31, Emerald Group Publishing, 2015, 320 pp., $74.96 (hardback); $92.03 (Kindle), ISBN: 978
Shas, Politics, and Religion
: Am Oved . Giroux , Henry A . 2001 . Theory and Resistance in Education: Towards a Pedagogy for the Opposition . Westport, CT : Bergin & Garvey . Gleeson , Jim , and Joanne O’Flaherty . 2013 . “ School-Based Initial Vocational Education in
Components of Vocational Training for University Tutors
Nikolai Neustroev, Anna Neustroeva, Tuyaara Shergina, and Jenanne K. Ferguson
of teaching staff among primary school teachers in the Republic was remedied over the last decade with the introduction of a variety of forms of vocational education (full-time, part-time, distance education, retraining, MA degrees), and now the main
A Model Reconsidered
on loyal workers and their elected works councilors to maneuver contested terrain such as work reorganization. 11 The country’s vocational education and training system—administered cooperatively by employers, unions, and public authorities
Review , Columbus, Ohio : ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career and Vocational Education . Tedlock , B. ( 1991 ) ‘ From participant observation to the observation of participation: The emergence of narrative ethnography ’, Journal of Anthropological