Publications

Technical and Vocational Education and Training Research Cluster (TVET) – Publications 

Publications

2019

Avis, J. (2019) A Note on Class, Dispositions and Radical Politics, Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, 16(3), 166–184. http://www.jceps.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/16-3-6.pdf

Avis, J. (2019) Vocational Education, Transitions, Marginalisation and Social Justice in the Nordic Countries – Reflections on the Special Issue, (Eds) Per-Åke Rosvall, Mattias Nylund European Education Research Journal, 18(3), 376–384. https://doi.org/10.1177/1474904119845250.

Esmond, B. (2019a). Emerging apprenticeship practitioner roles in England: conceptualising the subaltern educator. Vocations and Learning, Online first. https://rdcu.be/bZfnb.

Esmond, B. (2019b). Continental Selections? Institutional actors and market mechanisms in post-16 education in England. Research in Post-Compulsory Education, 24(2/3), 311–330. https://doi.org/10.1080/13596748.2019.1596434.

 

2018

Avis, J. (2018) Socio-technical imaginary of the fourth industrial revolution and its implication for vocational education and training: a literature review, Journal of Vocational Education and Training 70(3) 337–363.

https://doi.org/10.1080/13636820.2018.1498907

Avis, J. (2018) Crossing Boundaries: VET, the Labour Market and Social Justice, International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 5(3) 178–190.

https://doi.org/10.13152/IJRVET.5.3.2

Esmond, B. (2018): ‘They get a qualification at the end of it, I think’: incidental workplace learning and technical education in England. Journal of Vocational Education and Training. 70 (2), 193–211. https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13636820.2017.1393000.

Lindboe, Inger Marie; Eid Kaarby, Karen Marie;  Heslop, Kay; Furu, Anne; Currie, Lucy and Atkins, Liz (2018) ‘What is the Impact of University Work-Based Learning for Early Years Practitioners in Norway and England? Examples of Processes, Outcomes and Impact from the Undertaking of Work-Based Projects’. Journal of Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning UALL SPECIAL EDITION:  24:2 pp 28–50. https://doi.org/10.5456/WPLL.20.2.28 

 

2017

Atkins, L. and Tummons, J. (2017b) Professionalism in Vocational Education: International Perspectives Research in Post-compulsory education 22(3), 355–369. https://doi.org/10.1080/13596748.2017.1358517 

Atkins, L. (2017a) The Odyssey: School to Work Transitions, Serendipity and Position in the Field British Journal of Sociology of Education 38(5), 641–655. https://doi.org/10.1080/01425692.2015.1131146 

Avis, J., Mirchandani, K. and Warmington, P., (2017) Editorial, Journal of Vocational Education & Training, Special Issue, Vocational Education and training and Race/Ethnicity 69(3) 287-291 https://doi.org/10.1080/13636820.2017.1304613

Avis, J., Orr, K. and Warmington, P., (2017) Race and Vocational Education and Training in England, Journal of Vocational Education & Training, 69(3) 292-310  https://doi.org/10.1080/13636820.2017.1289551

Avis, J. (2017) Crossing Boundaries: VET, the Labour Market and Social Justice. In Kaiser, F., Krugmann, S. (Eds) Social dimensions and participation in Vocational Education, University of Rostock, Rostock 16-24.

Avis, J. and Atkins, L. (2017c). Youth Transitions, VET and the ‘making’ of class: changing theorisations for changing times? Research in Post-compulsory Education 22, 2 pp165-185. https://doi.org/10.1080/13596748.2017.1314678

Esmond, B. and H. Wood. (2017). More morphostasis than morphogenesis? The ‘dual professionalism’ of English Further Education workshop tutors. Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 69 (2),229-245. https://doi.org/10.1080/13636820.2017.1309568 

 

2016

Atkins, L. (2016b). Dis (en) abled: Legitimating Discriminatory Practice in the name of Inclusion? British Journal of Special Education 43(1), 6–21. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-8578.12123

Avis, J. and Orr, K. (2016). HE in FE: Vocationalism, Class and Social Justice, Research in Post-compulsory Education, 21(1-2), 49–65 https://doi.org/10.1080/13596748.2015.1125666

Hodge, S., Atkins, L. and Simons, M (2016a). Towards an epistemically neutral curriculum model for vocational education: from competencies to threshold concepts and practices International Journal of Training Research 14, 3, 230–243. https://doi.org/10.1080/14480220.2016.1256895

 

2015

Atkins, L. and Flint, K. (2015). Nothing Changes: Perceptions of Vocational Education in a Coalition Era.  International Journal of Training Research. 13, 1, 35-48. http://hdl.handle.net/10545/623904

Esmond, B. (2015). Part-time Higher Education in English Colleges: Adult identities in diminishing spaces. Studies in the Education of Adults, 47 (1), 23-34. http://hdl.handle.net/10545/620694

Gray, C, R. Turner, C. Sutton, C. Petersen, S. Stevens, J. Swain, B. Esmond, C. Schofield & D. Thackeray Research methods teaching in vocational environments: developing critical engagement with knowledge? Journal of Vocational Education & Training, 67 (3) 279-293. http://hdl.handle.net/10545/620695

Atkins, L. and Duckworth, V. (2019) Research Methods for Social Justice and Equity. Research Methods for Education Series, editor Melanie Nind. London: Bloomsbury.

Avis, J. (2016) Social Justice, Transformation and Knowledge: Policy, Workplace Learning and SkillsLondon: Routledge.

Brennan Kemmis, R. and Atkins, L. (Editors, 2014) Teaching in the VET Sector in Australia. Terrigal, NSW: David Barlow Publishing.

Tummons, J., Orr, K. and Atkins, L. (2013) HE in FE: Teaching Higher Education Courses in the Lifelong Learning Sector. SAGE/Learning Matters.

Peart, S. and Atkins, L. (2011) Teaching 14-19 Learners in the Lifelong Learning Sector Learning Matters.

Atkins, L. (2009) Invisible Students, Impossible Dreams: Experiencing Vocational Education 14-19 Stoke on Trent: Trentham Books.

Atkins, L., Esmond, B., & Suart,  R. (2019). The role of education  and training  in  the development  of technical elites:  Work experience  and vulnerability. In  B.  E.  Stalder  &C. Nägele (Eds.), Trends in vocational education and training research, Vol. II. Proceedings of the  European  Conference  on  Educational  Research  (ECER),  Vocational  Education  and Training Network (VETNET) (pp. 461–468). https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3457494

Atkins, L. and Misselke, L. (2019). ‘Pride and Prospects: The impact of the implementation of a more socially just vocational curriculum at lower levels’ in Stalder, B. E. & Nägele, C. (Eds.) (2019). Trends in vocational education and training research, Vol. II. Proceedings of the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), Vocational Education and Training Network (VETNET). https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3358906 

Avis, J. (2019) Industrie 4.0: Implications for VET Across the Lifespan, in Stalder, B., Nägele, C. (Eds) Trends in Vocational Education and Training Research, Vol. II. Proceedings of the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), Vocational Education and Training Network (VETNET), 45-49. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3371358 

Esmond, B .(2019). ‘Bridging’ the gap between VET and higher education: Permeability or perpetuation?In B. E. Stalder &C. Nägele (Eds.), Trends in vocational education and training research, Vol. II. Proceedings of the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER), Vocational Education and Training Network (VETNET) (pp. 454–460). https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.345749 

Esmond, B. (2019). Higher/Degree Apprenticeships and the Diversification of Transitions in England. In Contemporary Apprenticeship Reforms and Reconfigurations, pp. 197-200. Proceedings of the 8th Innovative Apprenticeships (INAP) Conference, Konstanz, DE, 21-22 March. Zurich, CH: Lit Verlag.

Esmond, B. (2019). Apprenticeship teaching in England: new practices, roles and professional formation for educators. In Contemporary Apprenticeship Reforms and Reconfigurations, pp. 118-121. Proceedings of the 8th Innovative Apprenticeships (INAP) Conference, Konstanz, DE, 21-22 March. Zurich, CH: Lit Verlag.

Atkins, L. (2020, forthcoming) Researching Technical Vocational Education and Training: Qualitative Inquiry in Diverse Contexts in S. Delamont and M. Ward (Eds) Handbook of Qualitative Research in Education. Cheltenham: Elgar.

Atkins, L. (2019) Social Justice, and Education in J. Tummons (ed) PCET: Learning and teaching in the post-compulsory sector London: SAGE

Avis, J., et al (2019) Equality and Diversity. in Avis, J., Fisher, R., Thompson, R. (Eds) Teaching in lifelong learning: a guide to theory and practice, Maidenhead, Open University Press

Avis, J., et al (2019) Getting to know the organization, with Dalton, J., Dixon, L., Jennings, A., Orr, K., Tummons, J. in Avis, J., Fisher, R., Thompson, R. (Eds) Teaching in lifelong learning: a guide to theory and practice, Maidenhead, Open University Press

Avis, J., et al (2019) Professionalism with Fisher, T., Ollin, R. in Avis, J., Fisher, R., Thompson, R. (Eds) Teaching in lifelong learning: a guide to theory and practice, Maidenhead, Open University Press 2019

Avis, J., et al (2019) Theorizing the work-based learning of teachers with Orr, K., Tummons, J. in Avis, J., Fisher, R., Thompson, R. (Eds) Teaching in lifelong learning: a guide to theory and practice, Maidenhead, Open University Press 

Avis, J., et al (2019) Theory and Practice, in Avis, J., Fisher, R., Thompson, R. (Eds) Teaching in lifelong learning: a guide to theory and practice, Maidenhead, Open University Press

Avis, J. (2018) The re-composition of class relations: neo-liberalism, precariousness, youth and education, in Smyth, J., Simmons, R. (eds) Education and Working Class Youth, London, Palgrave, p131-154

Avis, J. (2017) Beyond competence, thinking through the changes: Economy, work and neo-Liberalism, in Mulder, M., Winterton, J. (Eds.) Competence-based Vocational and Professional Education. Bridging the Worlds of Work and Education. Cham: Springer International Publishing Switzerland. p183-202

Avis, J. (2017) Beyond Cynicism, Comfort Radicalism and Emancipatory Practice: FE teachers, Daley, M., Orr, K., Petrie, J. (Eds) The Principal  UCL IoE press, p95-202

Avis, J., Reynolds, C (2017) The digitalisation of work and social justice - reflections on the labour process of English Further Education (VET) teachers, Harteis, C. (ed) The impact of digitization in the workplace: An educational view Dordrecht, Springer series Professional and Practice-based Learning, p213-229

Avis, J. (2017) “It’s all about work”: New Times, Post-Fordism and Vocational Pedagogy, in Sai Loo, S., Jameson, J., (Eds) Vocationalism in Further and Higher Education: Policy, Programmes and Pedagogy, London Routledge. p93-105

Avis, J., Canning, R., Fisher, R., Simmons, R. (2014) State Intervention and Vocational Teacher Education in Scotland and England: 1999-2012, in Ling, L., Stephenson, J (eds) Challenges to Teacher Education in Difficult Economic Times, London, Routledge

Avis, J. (2014) Introduction: Global reconstructions of vocational education and training, (editor) Global Reconstructions of Vocational Education and Training, London, Falmer

Atkins, evidence cited in: House of Lords Select Committee on Social Mobility report Overlooked and left behind: improving the transition from school to work for the majority of young people 8/4/2016.

Atkins, L. May, 2018 Keynote Address Socially Just Research in Further Education: walking the walk and talking the talk at University of Huddersfield Annual Research Conference.

Atkins, L. September 2016, Keynote Address: ‘Higher Vocational Education in Times of Uncertainty’ in HIVE-PED ESRC Seminar Series, University of Greenwich.

Atkins, L. December 2014 ‘There must be things I can do, there must be doors it can open’: The reality of undertaking foundation programs post-16. Keynote Lecture at New South Wales Adult Literacy & Numeracy Council Annual Conference, University of Technology, Sydney.

Atkins, L. February 2013, Invited Lecture: English vocational and academic education: some issues and challenges East African School for Higher Education Studies and Development, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda.

Avis, J. and Atkins, L. Youth Transitions and the ‘making’ of class: changing theorisations for changing times? Presented (by invitation) at Department of Education, Stockholm University, April 2018

Avis, J. (2017) Beyond Competence, Thinking Through the Changes: economy, Work and Neo-Liberalism, paper presented, Institut für Soziologie,Technische Universität Dresden, 25 January 2017

Avis, J. (2017) Discussant, Vocational education, transitions, marginalisation and social justice in the Nordic countries, 45th Congress of the Nordic Educational Research Association (NERA), 23-24 March, Aalborg University, Copenhagen.

Avis, J. (2017) Crossing Boundaries: VET, the Labour Market and Social Justice. Keynote address: Crossing boundaries in Vocational Education and training: social dimensions and participation. Institut Berufspädagogik, Universität Rostock, 16-18 August 2017

Avis, J. (2016) Higher Vocational Education: Critical perspectives, Keynote ESRC research seminar series 2014-16 Higher Vocational Education and Pedagogy, policy colloquium King’s College, London 29 June

Avis, J. (2015) Discussant, International perspectives on policy, pedagogy and practice in higher vocational education part of the ESRC-funded seminar series, HIVE-PED: higher vocational education and pedagogy in England, School of Education and Professional Development, University of Huddersfield, 30 October

Avis, J. (2015) Vocational Education and Teacher Preparation Programmes Reflections on the British Experience, Guest lecture National Institute for Technical Teachers Training and Research, Chennai, 12th March

Avis, J. (2015) Neo-liberalism and VET into the abyss? Keynote address AVETRA conference, Melbourne, 8-9 April  

Avis, J. (2015) panel discussant Finding the balance: How can students teachers, trainers and providers best respond to the training market? AVETRA conference, Melbourne, 8-9 April