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Identity and apprenticeship: the case of English motor vehicle maintenance apprentices

Brockmann, Michaela (2010) Identity and apprenticeship: the case of English motor vehicle maintenance apprentices. Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 62 (1). pp. 63-73. ISSN 1363-6820

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13636820903461354

Abstract

The paper arises from my PhD thesis on the learner biographies of retail and motor vehicle maintenance apprentices in Germany and England which explores the interrelationship of social structures and individual agency in identity formation over time and in particular learning environments. The paper reports initial findings, focusing largely on the English case study of motor vehicle apprentices. It challenges common assumptions of young people in vocational education in England as second-chance learners being socialised into pursuing low-status occupations and invites reflection on the particular model of apprenticeship in England and its role in shaping young people's identity.

Item Type:Article
Research Community:University of Westminster > Westminster Business School
ID Code:7653
Deposited On:08 Mar 2010 12:01
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