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Brissett, Nigel O.M. – Journal of Education Policy, 2019
The Caribbean ranks second only to Africa as the region with the highest levels of skilled emigration, which is defined as the outward migration of people holding a bachelor's degree or extensive/equivalent experience in a given field. Based on the cost of educating their citizens, there are strong arguments supporting the view that skilled…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Skilled Workers, Brain Drain, Foreign Countries
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Cameron, Claire; Jackson, Sonia; Hauari, Hanan; Hollingworth, Katie – Journal of Education Policy, 2012
Young people who have spent all or part of their childhoods in public care are at particular risk of social exclusion as adults and yet the pathway out of exclusion identified by policy-makers at both European and national levels, namely, education, is very difficult to access. Using data from a five-country study of the post-compulsory…
Descriptors: Social Isolation, Social Class, Young Adults, Foster Care
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Vincent, Carol; Braun, Annette – Journal of Education Policy, 2011
This paper reports on research from a small-scale project investigating the vocational training of students in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) in England. We draw on data from interviews with 42 students and five tutors in order to explore the students' understandings of professionalism in early years. In the paper, we discuss first, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Care, Child Care Occupations, Vocational Education
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Slater, Gloria – Journal of Education Policy, 2009
This paper examines the process by which all post-compulsory education in New Zealand has become integrated under one administrative structure, the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC), with the intention of developing a single coordinated system of tertiary education. In particular, adult and community education (ACE), the least formal and…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Community Education, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Cohen-Vogel, Lora; Ingle, William Kyle – Journal of Education Policy, 2007
We now have ample evidence that public policies diffuse across the American states; that is, policy adoption is due at least in part to the emulation of policies enacted in nearby states. But, policy adoption is the result of a complex process, a process that often takes years and sometimes decades to complete. According to the "stage"…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Policy Formation, Agenda Setting, Adoption (Ideas)
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Keep, Ewart – Journal of Education Policy, 2005
This article explores the previously quite marked absence from English policy debates on 14-19 education of issues that, in other developed countries, would be seen as key elements in the policy landscape. These are: the role of employers as providers of learning; the structure of employers' demand for skills, their recruitment and selection…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Education Work Relationship, Vocational Education, Educational Policy
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Salisbury, Jane – Journal of Education Policy, 2004
This paper explores the 'joined-up thinking' and attempts at 'joined-up working' that policy architects recommend for the successful operationalization of the New Deal for 18-24 year olds. In particular, it examines the difficulties arising around the full-time education and training option. The research project reports upon the 'implementation…
Descriptors: Unemployment, Social Services, Foreign Countries, Young Adults
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Hall, David; Thomas, Harold – Journal of Education Policy, 2004
Post-compulsory education in the UK is growing in complexity. A little explored feature of this complexity is the development of collaborative arrangements between higher education institutions and providers of sixth form education under which students can study university modules whilst pursuing their sixth form studies. This article reports the…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Foreign Countries, College School Cooperation, Partnerships in Education
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Lundahl, Lisbeth – Journal of Education Policy, 2002
Examines twenty-five year history of the influence of educational politics on educational policy and governance in Sweden, with particular emphasis on the 1990s and the first 3 years of the 21st Century. Concludes that educational politics and new system of school governance has increased access to all levels of education. (Contains 24…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education, Foreign Countries
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Green, Andy – Journal of Education Policy, 2002
Examines the rise of discourse on lifelong learning across Europe, including the variety of national policy trends related thereto. Highlights convergent and divergent trends and comments on some of the implications of different policy models. Analyzes policy-as-discourse and policy-as-practice through illustrations. (Contains 73 references.) (PKP)
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Educational Trends, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Hyland, Terry – Journal of Education Policy, 2002
Describes the key features of "third way" politics. Examines "third way" economic, social, and political values and objectives related to New Labor government post-compulsory-school education policies and initiatives, particularly New Deal Welfare to Work and the University for Industry. (Contains 68 references.) (PKP)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Curriculum Development, Democracy, Economic Development
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Gleeson, Denis – Journal of Education Policy, 2001
Examines shifting discourses of (corporate) leadership in the changing policy context of the English further-education sector, drawing on data from an Economic and Research Council project and highlighting middle managers' experiences. Awareness of varied, alternative interpretations of democratic professionalism may encourage new ways of thinking…
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Case Studies, Democracy, Discourse Analysis
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Williams, Steve – Journal of Education Policy, 1999
Indepth interviews with informants revealed four interrelated policy tensions during development of the UK's General National Vocational Qualifications: the tendency to favor academic over vocational education, potential conflict between long-term strategic imperatives and short-term political objectives, employment and education departments'…
Descriptors: Academic Education, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Job Training
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Constable, Hilary – Journal of Education Policy, 1992
"Today's Education and Training: Tomorrow's Skills" represents British Labour Party policy for education and training, aiming for higher grade point averages and high-quality education and training for 16-18 year olds within 5 years and for "A-levels" for half of all 16-19 year olds within 10 years. This article raises parity…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Equal Education, Foreign Countries
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Fuller, Alison; Unwin, Lorna – Journal of Education Policy, 1999
The UK's National Learning Targets for Education and Training, embracing 11- to 21-year-olds, adults, and employers, promote a credentialist approach to economic and social development. This article shows how the steel industry measures up. Using qualifications-based targets as a proxy for adult workforce capability is misguided. (Contains 40…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adult Education, Credentials, Economic Development
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