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European University Association, 2021
The 2020 EUA Learning & Teaching Thematic Peer Group on "Meeting skills and employability demands" explored how universities can ensure that their study programmes reflect the dynamic demands of society and the labour market, and address skills demands throughout the student experience. In this paper, employability is considered as…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Employment Potential, Universities, Labor Market
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Lubienecki, Paul – Journal of Catholic Education, 2021
Many often identified the Catholic Church with the cause of labor and worker's rights in the United States. However that was not the common situation encountered by laborers throughout most of the nineteenth century. The proclamation of the social encyclicals: Pope Leo XIII's Rerum Novarum (1891) and Pope Pius XI's Quadragesimo Anno (1931)…
Descriptors: Catholic Schools, Educational History, Church Role, Labor Conditions
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Rhoades, Gary – Journal of Higher Education, 2020
This study takes college teaching/educational quality seriously by taking teachers' working conditions seriously. Data consist of contractual provisions about adjunct faculty members' access to instructional resources and professional development in 254 collective bargaining agreements. The research analyzes the negotiated balance in…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Teaching Conditions, Educational Quality
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Okrah, Abraham Kwadwo; Ampadu, Ernest; Yeboah, Rita – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2020
The mass unemployment of the youth toady has mostly been attributed to the irrelevance of the school curriculum. However, the skills in the curriculum have not been subjected to critical analysis to empirically prove their relevance or otherwise. The purpose of the study was therefore to identify the skills embedded in the curriculum, those skills…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High Schools, Secondary School Curriculum, Relevance (Education)
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Jansen in de Wal, Joost; van den Beemt, Antoine; Martens, Rob L.; den Brok, Perry J. – Studies in Continuing Education, 2020
Although teachers' commitment to continuous professional learning is crucial for high quality education, research shows that this learning cannot be taken for granted. To better understand how teachers' learning at work can be supported, this study investigates how effects of job demands (i.e. work pressure and emotional pressure) and job…
Descriptors: Teaching Conditions, Professional Development, Self Determination, Stress Variables
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Rudick, C. Kyle; Dannels, Deanna P. – Communication Education, 2020
After nearly 40 years of policy changes since "A Nation at Risk," often without or over the voices of teachers, it seemed that society was on the way to embracing the idea that teachers were interchangeable, over compensated, and largely unnecessary to the process of education. Supreme Court decisions, such as Janus vs. American…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Preschool Education, Teaching (Occupation), Advocacy
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Goller, Michael; Harteis, Christian; Gijbels, David; Donche, Vincent – Journal of Engineering Education, 2020
Background: Internships are highly relevant learning experiences for engineering students. However, such practice-based learning settings must be carefully designed to allow their learning potential to unfold. Purpose: Exploring the job demands-control-support (JDCS) model, this study aimed to investigate how job demands, job control, and social…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Engineering Education, Internship Programs, Labor Demands
European Training Foundation, 2020
In November 2018 the European Training Foundation (ETF) launched an international reflection to investigate how global trends impact developing and transition economies and to discuss what actions need to be taken to prepare people for a changing world and manage their transitions towards uncertain futures. This study on the future of skills in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agricultural Occupations, Technology, Job Skills
Misko, Josie; Gu, Zhaoyi; Circelli, Michelle – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2020
The apprenticeship model of work-based training is often held up as an effective mechanism for enabling individuals to learn specific skills and subsequently transition to employment in a skilled occupation. Over time, technological, regulatory and social changes have affected the training of apprentices. It is in this context that the National…
Descriptors: Building Trades, Apprenticeships, Labor Demands, Foreign Countries
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Gonçalves, Kellie – Language Policy, 2020
In line with the post-Fishmanian turn that contributes to new understandings of social-semiotic practices in different contexts this study is concerned with the language management of 'backstage performers' of a three-star hotel kitchen crew in an Austrian alpine village that economically thrives on tourism, where employers and employees do not…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Language Planning, Dining Facilities, Migrants
Lanford, Michael; Maruco, Tattiya – Phi Delta Kappan, 2019
Career academies -- small learning communities within high schools that introduce students to specific industry sectors -- have become a popular way to expand career education. Yet certain institutional, economic, and social factors can inhibit their viability and scalability. Michael Lanford and Tattiya Maruco conducted a yearlong qualitative…
Descriptors: Career Academies, Career Education, Program Effectiveness, Labor Needs
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Bazyl, Liudmyla; Orlov, Valerii – Online Submission, 2019
The article analyzes the current status of student counselling in vocational education institutions, contextualizes findings on this problem and discloses contradictory points of counselling. It is justified that vocational education institutions normally view professional career counselling as the processes of dealing with and solving students'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Career Counseling, Vocational Education, Job Placement
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Sheikh, Adnan Ahmed; Inam, Aneeq; Rubab, Anila; Najam, Usama; Rana, Naeem Ahmad; Awan, Hayat Muhammad – SAGE Open, 2019
Work engagement is arguably one of the key challenges confronted by the higher education sector of Pakistan. Therefore, it is important to understand the diverse perspectives of work engagement in this sector. This study examines the effect of job demand and spiritual leadership on work engagement in public universities of Pakistan through the…
Descriptors: Work Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Faculty
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Osmani, Mohamad; Weerakkody, Vishanth; Hindi, Nitham; Eldabi, Tillal – Journal of Education for Business, 2019
While higher education institutes attempt to adapt their curricula to cope with national employability strategies, there remain some significant variations between what employers want and the attributes possessed by new graduates. Using a systematic review of literature and focused scanning of the job market, the authors aimed to contribute to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, College Graduates, Employment Potential
Altstadt, David; Lima, Ashley Bliss; Liston, Cynthia – Jobs for the Future, 2019
The rapidly changing economy is raising the stakes on states to address the skilled workforce needs of employers and to expand economic opportunity to more people and places. To guide the policy actions of states, Jobs for the Future (JFF) designed a comprehensive policy agenda for increasing attainment of postsecondary credentials valued in the…
Descriptors: State Policy, Educational Policy, Higher Education, Postsecondary Education
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