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Pitt, Rachael; Mewburn, Inger – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2016
For over a decade, debate has raged about the nature and purpose of the PhD, including its role as preparation for working in academia. Academic work has changed a great deal in the last 60 years, yet our doctoral curriculum has remained relatively static. While there is increasing interest in matching PhD programmes to "real world"…
Descriptors: Occupational Information, Content Analysis, Doctoral Degrees, College Faculty
Gonyea, Jacob Patrick – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The city of Las Vegas, Nevada has experienced a slowdown in tourism, a drop in property taxes and consolidated tax revenue used to support the city's operating budget, and a lack of economic diversification. Because of these changes, the ability of displaced workers to learn marketable employment skills continues to be an important issue for the…
Descriptors: Dislocated Workers, Job Skills, Mixed Methods Research, Comparative Analysis
Brewer, Charles Mark – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Research shows that faculty, staff, and administrators at institutions of higher learning have a fundamental responsibility to create a safe and effective learning environment for returning military combat veterans. Studies of student veterans have shown that combat veterans have both unique strengths and barriers that must be taken into account…
Descriptors: Interviews, Academic Achievement, Veterans, Military Service
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Mirchandani, Kiran – Journal of Workplace Learning, 2012
Purpose: This paper aims to focus on the communications skills training given to transnational call center workers in India whose jobs involve providing customer service to Western customers. Emotion work is a key component of customer service jobs, and this work is constructed as an important soft skill. Design/methodology/approach: Between 2002…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Job Skills, Communication Skills, Telecommunications
Sommers, Dixie – Occupational Outlook Quarterly, 2012
In an uncertain economy, reliable information about tomorrow's labor market can be a valuable tool in career planning. Understanding the future workforce helps an individual prepare for his/her place in it. When choosing among careers--or assisting others who are making such choices--it helps to know a few basics: the types and number of jobs…
Descriptors: Career Planning, Employment Patterns, Labor Market, Occupational Information
Schonfeld, Irvin Sam; Farrell, Edwin – Online Submission, 2010
The chapter examines the ways in which qualitative and quantitative methods support each other in research on occupational stress. Qualitative methods include eliciting from workers unconstrained descriptions of work experiences, careful first-hand observations of the workplace, and participant-observers describing "from the inside" a…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Quality of Working Life, Statistical Analysis, Research Methodology
Jayaraman, Gayatri; Knoche, Lisa; Marvin, Christine; Bainter, Sue – Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools, 2014
The Nebraska Early Childhood Coach (ECC) training was a 3 day (8 hours) professional development event sponsored by the Nebraska Department of Education, Office of Child Development in 2009-2010. Sixty-five early childhood teachers and related service providers participated for the purpose of learning the basic principles and behaviors associated…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Coaching (Performance)
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Marks, Beth; Sisirak, Jasmina; Chang, Yen-Ching – Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, 2013
Background: This study examines the efficacy of a staff-led, health promotion intervention entitled "HealthMatters Program: Train-the-Trainer" Model to improve health among adults with intellectual disabilities. While data support the benefits of health promotion for adults with intellectual disabilities in controlled settings, little…
Descriptors: Health Promotion, Mental Retardation, Adults, Health Behavior
Alberta Advanced Education and Technology, 2012
The graduate of the Automotive Service Technician apprenticeship program is a certified journeyperson who will be able to: (1) repair, maintain and overhaul or modify a motor vehicle; (2) comprehend work orders, technical bulletins and estimates, and relate the information to the job at hand; (3) interpret warranty policy in terms of service…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Paraprofessional Personnel, Apprenticeships, Motor Vehicles
Belcastro, Elizabeth G. – ProQuest LLC, 2009
This descriptive case study examined the nature of talk a literacy coach used during coaching conversations to guide collaborative inquiry to support teachers' needs. The study provided a rich description of the type of talk used in the coach's conversations with three kindergarten classroom teachers by analyzing the content of conversation,…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Kindergarten, Literacy
Muller, Normann; Behringer, Friederike – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2012
This paper provides an overview of the available information concerning selected policy instruments intended to promote employer-provided training, including the stated rationale and objectives, the target groups and operational design as well as a at a summary of the evaluative evidence regarding their operation. The analysis focuses on policy…
Descriptors: Incentives, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Grants
Reese Ward, Tonya Maria – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Scope and Method of Study: The purpose of this study was to use industry experts to identify critical skills or competencies perceived by the legal profession to be required by competent team members in the legal office environment. Specifically, this study focused on fulfilling this purpose in the context of urban Oklahoma, where a large number…
Descriptors: Lawyers, Work Environment, Office Occupations, Job Skills
Alberta Enterprise and Advanced Education, 2012
The graduate of the Motorcycle Mechanic apprenticeship program is a certified journeyperson who will be able to: (1) repair and maintain motorcycles and ATVs which are powered with internal combustion engines; (2) comprehend work orders, technical bulletins and estimates, and relate the information to the job at hand; (3) interpret warranty policy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Auto Mechanics, Apprenticeships, Motor Vehicles
Garrison, Debra Linley – ProQuest LLC, 2010
This study provides an in-depth analysis of the Community-Based Job Training Grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor from 2005 to 2008. The primary research question is designed to identify the most important factors in meeting grant-training outcomes; however, numerous secondary questions were addressed to provide the reader with in-depth…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Job Training, Classification, Grants
Fucoloro, Deborah J. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
Few comprehensive, descriptive studies regarding educator use of social media for informal professional learning have been conducted. The purpose of this study was to examine, through a survey tool with both qualitative and quantitative components, educators' perceptions and reported behaviors associated with participation in informal, online…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Faculty Development, Teacher Participation
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