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Dr Joyceline Alla-Mensah

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Joyceline Alla-Mensah is an education researcher with an interdisciplinary background and interest in equality, diversity, and the inclusion of young people in education and training. She researches education and training in formal and informal contexts. Her previous research projects have explored the extent to which vocational education and training systems support young people’s access to, retention and progression in education, training, and the labour market.


New VET theories for new times: the critical capabilities approach to vocational education and training and its potential for theorising a transformed and transformational VET (2022)
McGrath, Simon; Powell, Lesley; Alla-Mensah, Joyceline; Hilal, Randa and Suart, Rebecca
Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 74(4) (pp. 575-596)

A capability approach to understanding the role of informal apprenticeship in the human development of informal apprentices (2021)
Alla-Mensah, Joyceline and McGrath, Simon
Journal of Vocational Education & Training ((Early access))

[Book review] Open(ing) Education: Theory and Practice (2021)
Alla-Mensah, Joyceline
Critical Studies in Teaching and Learning (CriSTaL), 9(2) (pp. 105-107)

Academic Conferences as Learning Sites: A Multinational Comparison of Doctoral Students’ Perspectives and Institutional Policy (2019)
Omolabake, Fakunle; Dollinger, Mollie; Alla-Mensah, Joyceline and Izard, Blair
International Journal of Doctoral Studies, 14 (pp. 479-497)

Technical and vocational education and training for disadvantaged youth (2021-07-15)
Alla-Mensah, Joyceline; McGrath, Simon and Henderson, Holly
UNESCO-UNEVOC International Centre for Technical and Vocational Education and Training, Bonn, Germany.

Human migration and TVET (2019)
Wedekind, Volker; Fakoush, Haya and Alla-Mensah, Joyceline

Skills for decent work, life and sustainable development: Vocational education and the sustainable development goals (2018)
McGrath, Simon; Alla-Mensah, Joyceline and Langthaler, Margarita
Austrian Foundation for Development Research