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Ronfeldt, Matthew; Matsko, Kavita Kapadia; Greene Nolan, Hillary; Reininger, Michelle – Journal of Teacher Education, 2021
This article extends prior research seeking to identify preparation features related to better workforce outcomes. To our knowledge, it is the first to link many dimensions of preparation to graduates' first-year observation ratings. It follows 305 preservice teachers (PSTs) who student taught in Chicago Public Schools (CPS) in 2014-2015 and were…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Career Readiness, Preservice Teachers, Cooperating Teachers
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Cartwright, Nadia M.; Patil, Payal; Liddle, Danyelle M.; Newton, Genevieve; Monk, Jennifer M. – International Journal of Higher Education, 2021
Collaborative group assignments in undergraduate education are important for promoting skill development and preparation for the workplace; however, they are subject to the challenges associated with group dynamics. This research sought to determine the effectiveness of a Group Work Contract to facilitate professional behaviours and positive…
Descriptors: Professionalism, Career Readiness, Assignments, Group Activities
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Pillay, Yosheen; Brownlow, Charlotte; March, Sonja – Education and Training in Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 2021
The aim of this study was to explore the barriers and facilitators during the transition to adulthood for young adults on the autism spectrum, from the perspectives of service providers. Fourteen disability service providers participated in two focus groups. Focus group data were analysed using thematic analysis resulting in two themes relative to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Young Adults
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Harshman, Jordan – Journal of Chemical Education, 2021
Effective doctoral education in chemistry has been discussed at length for over a century and is tied to the health of the United States economy. In this literature review, 257 resources relating to doctoral education in chemistry spanning from 1909 to 2019 were collected for the purpose of providing a systematic review of the major issues facing…
Descriptors: Barriers, Doctoral Programs, Chemistry, Literature Reviews
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Hoachlander, Gary – Learning Policy Institute, 2021
The Learning Policy Institute (LPI) conducted research in New Mexico to provide state leaders and stakeholders a research perspective on the challenges facing education and to identify evidence- based ways that state policy can address them. This report complements the main report, "Improving Education the New Mexico Way: An Evidence-Based…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Vocational Education, Secondary Education
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Clegorne, Nicholas A.; Simmons, Denise R.; McCall, Cassandra – Journal of Leadership Education, 2021
The national society of professional engineers has said, "engineering has a direct and vital impact on the quality of life for all people." The demand for career-ready engineering professionals has been a consistent, high priority area for the U.S. workforce for the last several decades. Specifically, this call expresses a desire for…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Leadership Effectiveness, Engineering Education, Delphi Technique
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Thompson, Kenneth; Conde, Richard; Gade, Michael; Mims, Tina – International Journal of Higher Education, 2021
As higher education is pressured to prove its students' readiness to work, preparing marketing students to become successful professionals requires faculty to employ a myriad of approaches. Among these approaches that emerged over the past 30 years are client-sponsored projects (CSP) as a superior method to transferring practical experience…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Business Administration Education, Marketing, Career Readiness
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García-Aracil, Adela; Monteiro, Sílvia; Almeida, Leandro S. – Active Learning in Higher Education, 2021
This study explores the factors that contribute to students' perceptions of their preparedness for transition from university to work, taking a multidimensional perspective on their academic experience. To that end, a questionnaire was designed and administered to students enrolled in the final year of their master's degree programme. Students…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, College Graduates, Student Attitudes
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Collins, Michael Lawrence; Hoffman, Nancy – Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2021
Black learners and workers face particular disadvantages in the labor market: casual and explicit racism, stereotypes about skills and professionalism, and limited access to the social networks and social capital required to connect to opportunity. Numerous research studies confirm that Black employees in the same fields and with the same degrees…
Descriptors: Program Length, Noncredit Courses, Credentials, Educational Mobility
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Harris, Julie C.; Jonas, Deborah L.; Schmidt, Rebecca A. – Regional Educational Laboratory Appalachia, 2021
In Virginia, all high school students can earn either a Standard diploma or an Advanced Studies diploma, the latter being a college preparatory diploma. Starting in 2017, the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE) began requiring students graduating with the Standard diploma to earn a career and technical education (CTE) credential to encourage…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Vocational Education, Credentials, Graduation Requirements
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Burkhauser, Susan; Mellor, Lynn; Garland, Marshall; Osman, David – Regional Educational Laboratory Southwest, 2021
Texas House Bill 3 established a college, career, and military readiness (CCMR) outcomes bonus, which provides extra funding to districts for each annual graduate demonstrating CCMR under the state accountability system. Some small district and rural district leaders expressed concern about the ability of their graduates to meet the career…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Alternative Assessment, Career Readiness, Small Schools
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Stone-Johnson, Corrie; Gray, Corey; Wright, Casandra – Professional Development in Education, 2021
In spite of concerted improvement efforts to improve curricula, many university-based principal preparation programmes in the United States do not explicitly attend to issues of equity or social justice in a thorough way. While curricular efforts are important, they are not enough on their own; a working theory in the field of educational…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Principals, Social Justice, Equal Education
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Prianto, Agus; Winardi; Qomariyah, Umi Nur – International Journal of Instruction, 2021
The effectiveness of vocational schools (VS) can be assessed by the quantity of its graduates absorbed in the job market. Vocational schools that are assigned to produce graduates who have skills in accordance with the job market still face a great challenge. This is revealed from the open unemployment rate of VS' graduates who in the last few…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Career Readiness, School Effectiveness, Vocational Schools
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Tiba, Chantyclaire; Condy, Janet Lesley – International Journal of Information and Communication Technology Education, 2021
Pre-service teachers should be taught how to use technology so that they are equipped to use the knowledge and skills acquired in their professional practice. However, studies have shown that pre-service teachers are not adequately prepared to teach with technology. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to explore pre-service teachers'…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education, College Seniors, Student Attitudes
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McManus, Lisa; Rook, Laura – Studies in Higher Education, 2021
Work-integrated Learning (WIL) can be a vehicle for the development of students' work-ready skills. This paper presents the views of undergraduate business students and academics about the role and perceived importance of work-ready skills in the business curriculum and the perceived role of WIL activities in enabling the development of work-ready…
Descriptors: Work Experience Programs, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, College Faculty
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