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Spohrer, Konstanze; Stahl, Garth; Bowers-Brown, Tamsin – Journal of Education Policy, 2018
Since the 2000s, successive governments in the United Kingdom and elsewhere have embraced the idea of "raising aspiration" among young people as a solution to persisting educational and socio-economic inequalities. Previous analyses have argued that these policies tend to individualise structural disadvantage and promote a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism, Policy Analysis, Aspiration
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Torraco, Richard – New Horizons in Adult Education & Human Resource Development, 2018
Economic inequality--the income gap between the wealthy and the poor--is increasing. Educational inequity has also increased with low-income students less likely to complete college than their wealthier counterparts. As the gap widens between the education "haves" and "have-nots," those with inadequate education are faced with…
Descriptors: Career Development, Economic Opportunities, Educational Quality, Low Income Students
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Strohl, Jeff; Ridley, Neil; Gulish, Artem – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2018
In the post-World War II period, workers with a high school diploma or less were able to attain jobs with middle-class wages in American industry. Good jobs were available in manufacturing and other blue-collar industries that employed large numbers of high school-educated workers. But as automation, globalization, and related phenomena have led…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment, High School Graduates, College Graduates
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Hafeez, Erum; Fasih, Tayyaba – Journal of Education and Educational Development, 2018
Pakistan is considered to be the fifth largest young country in the world. Around 63 percent population of the country comprises youth aged between 15 and 33 (UN Population Fund Report 2017). Such a large young population has posed daunting challenges to the social, economic and political sectors of the state. The fast rising youth bulge of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Population Growth, Youth, Empowerment
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DeAngelis, Corey A.; Shakeel, M. Danish – School Effectiveness and School Improvement, 2018
Specialised learning environments provided through private schooling may increase educational quality, which may increase the likelihood that citizens will pursue human rights through civic engagement. We employed 2-stage least squares year and country-level fixed effects and examined how private schooling could affect political rights, civil…
Descriptors: Private Education, Educational Environment, Educational Quality, Citizen Participation
Burgess, Rebecca – American Enterprise Institute, 2018
Veterans are the unacknowledged permanent ambassadors of national service. How veterans are publicly portrayed directly relates to how society conceptualizes military service, including what happens to an individual during that service. In an all-volunteer force, reputation is key to the attractiveness of joining a profession that can end in death…
Descriptors: Veterans Education, Federal Legislation, Economic Opportunities, Empowerment
Salmon, Aliénor, Ed. – UNESCO Bangkok, 2018
In many countries in Asia and the Pacific, high-stakes examinations are the means for controlling access to better schools, higher education and greater life opportunities. Students are being educated in a world that is highly competitive, stressful and test-focused and the pressure to obtain high scores in tests and exams can come at the expense…
Descriptors: Sociocultural Patterns, Foreign Countries, Instructional Effectiveness, Testing
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Hayes, Aneta – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2017
This article makes contributions to questions of why international transfers of programmes do not lead to the outcomes that nations engaging in them expect to gain. Using Bahrain as an example, it is argued that tensions arising from policy borrowing are rooted in the complexities of the political incoherence between the new teaching policies, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Neoliberalism, Politics of Education, Technology Transfer
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Tate, William F.; Jones, Brittni D. – Educational Researcher, 2017
Ferguson, Missouri, has been characterized as an archetype of structural inequality and segregation. Several questions guide this investigation of Ferguson and its surrounding region. How did policies, practices, and folkways help to create the conditions in Ferguson and the broader metropolitan region? The regional segregation regime's history…
Descriptors: Racial Segregation, Neighborhoods, Public Policy, Metropolitan Areas
Ministry of Advanced Education, 2017
The Ministry of Advanced Education provides leadership and direction for the world class postsecondary education and training system in British Columbia. Through a range of public and private post-secondary institutions, the Ministry has played a key role in ensuring B.C. has the skilled workers needed to capitalize on economic opportunities and…
Descriptors: Annual Reports, Postsecondary Education, Government Role, Public Agencies
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Ferreira, Frances J.; Kamal, Mostafa Azad – Journal of Learning for Development, 2017
Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 5, "achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls", emphasises the need for "providing women and girls with equal access to education, health care, decent work, and representation in political and economic decision-making processes [which] will fuel sustainable economies and benefit…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Justice, Females, Marriage
Colorado Children's Campaign, 2017
This year's KIDS COUNT report delves into disparities in child well-being based on race and ethnicity in an effort to shine a light on issues where Colorado can and must do better at creating equitable opportunities for children. The disparities seen in many areas of child well-being did not just happen by coincidence; nor are they the result of…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Well Being, Racial Differences, Ethnicity
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Nurpeisov, Borankul G.; Nabiev, Erboz N.; Mukashev, Temirbay A.; Daribekov, Serik S.; Raimbekov, Bagdat Kh.; Asanova, Maral K.; Bazarbaeva, Leila M. – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
This research is devoted to the investigation of the general trends in the development of the pharmaceutical industry in the current conditions of economical socialization. The determination of the economic specificity of the modern operation of the pharmaceutical industry is the purpose of the research. It was found that pharmacy is a profitable…
Descriptors: Trend Analysis, Pharmacy, Industry, Economic Climate
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Matayev, Talgat – International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 2016
The purpose of this study was to examine a concept and content of a public-private partnership as a perspective tool for development of cooperation among the EEU countries. The standard and legal base and institutes of PPP development in the EEU countries are studied herein. Main problems of PPP development are determined on the basis of the…
Descriptors: Private Sector, Public Sector, International Cooperation, Economic Development
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Lenette, Caroline – Higher Education Research and Development, 2016
In resettlement countries like Canada, the United States, and Australia, research suggests that higher education is vital to ensure well-being, greater socioeconomic integration and inclusion, and successful settlement of refugee communities to make a positive contribution to society. Refugees across the globe have high educational aspirations and…
Descriptors: College Students, Refugees, Immigrants, Public Policy
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