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Overcoming vocational prejudice: how can skills competitions improve the attractiveness of vocational education and training in the UK?

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Raising the attractiveness of vocational education and training (VET) has been on the UK as well as the European agenda for some time, primarily for economic and social development reasons. However, little is known about the role of skills competitions in improving the attractiveness of VET. This study uses data from 110 interviews with WorldSkills competitors and their associates to examine the potential contributions of skills competitions to revitalise VET in the UK. Adopting the enhanceme...

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10.1002/berj.3218

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University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
Education
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Education
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Education
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Wiley
Journal:
British Educational Research Journal More from this journal
Volume:
42
Issue:
4
Pages:
582-599
Publication date:
2015-12-23
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EISSN:
1469-3518
ISSN:
1469-3518
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pubs:573491
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uuid:ad4b0883-d37d-4585-999c-d69e597c9381
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573491
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2015-11-16

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