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'What with your grades?': Students motivation for and experience of vocational courses in further education

Fuller, C. and MacFadyen, T. (2012) 'What with your grades?': Students motivation for and experience of vocational courses in further education. Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 64 (1). pp. 87-101. ISSN 1747-5090

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1080/13636820.2011.622447

Abstract/Summary

In this article we seek to explore the motivations for studying a vocational qualification of 40 students currently in further education. We consider student decision making, in terms of the support and guidance received, and examine the value these students place on their training, particularly with respect to their future employment. Drawing on qualitative data from 40 students we argue that a student’s sense of their educational identity is important in understanding their motivations for vocational training in the first instance as well as a lack of good careers information and guidance.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > Institute of Education > Improving Equity and Inclusion through Education
ID Code:24002
Uncontrolled Keywords:vocational and educational guidance, vocational education and training, further education, VET and development, VET and the labour market
Publisher:Taylor and Francis

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