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Journal of Vocational Education & Training – 11th International Conference

Researching Vocational Education and Training
Worcester College, Oxford, UK, 3-5 July, 2015



Dear Colleague,

Conference Programme

Please click to review the conference programme

Paper copies of the finalised programme and abstracts will be provided in the conference bags.


Your rooms will be ready at 12:00 on Friday 3 July. Colleagues arriving on Thursday 2 July will also find their rooms ready at 12:00. If you arrive early, you will be able to leave your bags somewhere safe and collect your room key from the Porters’Lodge. If you wish to have Ethernet access in your room, please obtain a cable from the Lodge on arrival. Mac users and those without Ethernet jacks are advised to bring an Ethernet adaptor as there is no Wi-Fi in bedrooms. Wi-Fi is available in teaching rooms. Access to this facility will be explained at registration. Computers and printers are also provided in the Nuffield Room. You will need your access card to enter the room, and your login sheet from registration to gain access to the system.

From 11:00 on 3 July we will be stationed just inside the college to distribute badges and conference bags. Tea and coffee will be available in the Buttery, and lunch will be served from 12:30 in the Hall. The first plenary session will begin at 13:00.

Getting Here

The venue link on the website gives directions to the college from the station. Satnav users can find the college with the postcode OX1 2HB, but there is no car parking at college. There is a short stay Pay-and-Display car park at OX1 2RL, opposite Nando’s. We recommend making use of the Park-and-Ride system (Pear Tree, OX2 8JD; Water Eaton, OX2 8HA; Thornhill, OX3 8DP; Redbridge, OX1 4XG; and Seacourt, OX2 0HP).

Dietary Requirements

There have been few registrations of dietary requirements (i.e. vegetarian, coeliac, etc.). If this was due to confusion when registering, please alert Bill Bailey of your needs on jvetconference@hotmail.co.uk before the end of June to ensure we can make the college aware of any requirements.

Additional information will be added to the website as it becomes available, but please feel free to contact Bill Bailey with and queries.

JVET Conference 2015 thanks you again for your support and we look forward to welcoming you to the conference very soon.


The JVET Conference

Is a highly successful bi-annual international conference. This meeting has been providing a lively and critical forum for debates concerning all aspects of vocational education and training and developments in work and learning since 1995. This call for papers is, therefore, open to all contributions that seek to enrich this eclectic field of inquiry. For 2015, the Committee is interested in the following themes, though this list should not been seen as prescriptive:

  • The impact of changes in work on VET
  • The impact of global economic change on VET
  • VET and climate change
  • Vocational knowledge
  • Higher VET
  • VET pedagogy
  • The changing institutional context of VET
  • Hybrid VET qualifications and programmes
  • Comparative studies of VET
  • VET Policymaking
  • Inclusion and exclusion in VET
  • Curriculum and assessment policies and practices

Any inquiry about the conference can be addressed to jvetconference@hotmail.co.uk.

Keynote Speakers
  • Kiran Mirchandani, OISE, University of Toronto –   Challenging race, gender and class stratification through VET in practice. 
  • Thomas Bailey, Community College Research Center, Teachers College, Columbia University –  The Community College Role in Education for Middle Skill Jobs in the United States.
  • John Field, School of Education, University of Stirling –  Work-for-welfare: lessons from the work camps of 1930s Britain.

Further information about the JVET Conference 2015 will be added to the website as it becomes available.

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