Learner identities in vocational education and training: from school to apprenticeship

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Author: Hegna, Kristinn


The aim of this paper is to describe changing learner identities and trajectories of identification that take place among vocational education and training (VET) apprentices in Norway. This paper describes 23 young, male VET students' learner identities in compulsory school (age 7-15) in comparison to their learner identities in VET apprenticeships (age 18-21), based on analyses of a set of biographical interviews about their schooling experiences. More specifically, the analysis describes changes in interviewees' learner identities in their transition from school to apprenticeship. The...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Students; Apprenticeship; Vocational education and training; Youth

Keywords: Learning experience; Transition from secondary to further education and training; Attitude; Social aspects; Student behaviour

Geographic subjects: Norway; Europe

Published: Abingdon, England: Routledge, Taylor and Francis, 2019

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Journal volume: 32

Journal number: 1

Journal date: January 2019

Pages: pp. 52-65

ISSN: 1363-9080, 1469-9435 (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 138.765

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