International Journal of
Vocational and Technical Education

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Voc. Tech. Educ.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-534X
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJVTE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 115

Table of Content: August 2010; 1(4)

August 2010

Reconceptualization of African vocational and technological education for emergent globalization, relevance and sustainable economic development

  This paper focuses on reconceptualizing vocational and technological education in Africa to make it more relevant and able to meet the emergent global and sustainable economy. The past and present operations of this system of education were x-rayed pointing out the problems and the expectations. The expectations were high. The problems are equally numerous and overwhelming such that as it is being presently...

Author(s): K. O. Oloruntegbe, J. O. Agbayewa, S. O. Adodo, D. Adare and A. M. Laleye

August 2010

Fuzzy sexual selection and multi-crossover for genetic algorithm

  This paper introduces a new selection scheme inspired by sexual selection and some new methods based on combination of crossovers, concept of sexual selection and lifetime for chromosomes. A bi-linear allocation lifetime approach is used to label the chromosomes based on their fitness value. After selecting a label for each chromosome, using fuzzy rules and selecting a suitable crossover method, initially...

Author(s): Mohammad Jalali Varnamkhasti and Lai Soon Lee

August 2010

Student pathways in a New Zealand polytechnic: key factors for completion

  This study aims to identify factors predicting students’ pathways in a New Zealand polytechnic. Data on 1076 students who enrolled in 2002 in degree programmes in a large polytechnic in the Auckland region were used for this study. A series of regression models were established, the findings suggest that the more papers students take in the first year the more likely they are to complete their Bachelor...

Author(s): Boaz Shulruf, Sarah Tumen and John Hattie