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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
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Oliver, Damian; Walpole, Kurt – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
National Qualifications Frameworks (NQFs) are intended to promote stronger linkages between education institutions and the labour market. This paper examines how industrial relations institutions mediate the relationship between formal qualifications, job classifications and pay outcomes in Australian manufacturing. In Australia a tribunal sets…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Manufacturing Industry, Qualifications, Employment
Bowman, Kaye; McKenna, Suzy; Griffin, Tabatha – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2016
This research overview summarizes the work undertaken by Kaye Bowman and Suzy McKenna in exploring jurisdictional approaches to the implementation of student entitlements to vocational skills training, a key reform initiative in the National Partnership Agreement on Skills Reform (NPASR) of 2012-16. The overview is a condensed summary of three…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Postsecondary Education, Student Financial Aid
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MacNeill, Neil; Cavanagh, Rob – Management in Education, 2013
In many jurisdictions school leaders are being placed under increased accountability and stress, which then affects their ability to address the real issue of education--improving students' learning. Flow Theory, developed by the Hungarian-American psychologist Mihalyi Csikszentmihalyi, has a high degree of relevance to the issue of the way modern…
Descriptors: Theories, Principals, Leadership Role, Interviews
Ryan, Chris; Sinning, Mathias – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2012
The training requirements of foreign-born workers may be different from those of native-born workers in similar jobs. Over recent decades Australian immigration policy has focused predominantly on accepting high-skilled migrants. Although this focus has resulted in the successful integration of foreign-born workers into the Australian labour…
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Migrant Workers, Foreign Countries, Employment Patterns
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Yap, Christine; Ryan, Suzanne; Yong, Jackie – Accounting Education, 2014
Aligning curricula and assessment with the skills required by employers and, more recently, government standards is easier said than done. Through detailing a case study in failure to incorporate required graduate attributes into a postgraduate accounting programme, we explore the tensions among competing interests within Australian universities…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Accounting, Alignment (Education), Commercialization
Bowman, Kaye; McKenna, Suzy – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2016
The past two decades have seen some evolution towards a more nationally consistent vocational education and training (VET) system. One of the challenges is to find the right balance between national consistency and appropriate flexibility, to accommodate the regional and local industry requirements and learner preferences that best serve the needs…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Training, Foreign Countries, National Standards
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Dodevska, G. A.; Vassos, M. V. – Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 2013
Background: To date, the descriptions of a 'good' direct care worker used to recruit workers for disability services have largely been drawn up by managerial professionals in charge of hiring supports for people with disabilities. However, previous research highlights that these professionals conceptualise a "good" direct care worker…
Descriptors: Caregivers, Mental Retardation, Individual Characteristics, Attitude Measures
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Oliver, Rhonda; Grote, Ellen; Rochecouste, Judith; Exell, Mike – Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 2012
Vocational Education and Training (VET) in high schools has had positive effects on the retention of Indigenous students, providing important pathways into further education and the workforce. However, low-level literacy (and numeracy) skills can make successful completion difficult, especially for students who speak Standard Australian English as…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Dialects, Literacy, Vocational Education
Misko, Josie – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2010
This document was produced by the author based on her research for the report "Responding to Changing Skill Demands: Training Packages and Accredited Courses", and is an added resource for further information. "Responding to Changing Skill Demands: Training Packages and Accredited Courses" looks at whether vocational education…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Change, Accreditation (Institutions), Courses
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
Shah, Chandra; Burke, Gerald – Centre for the Economics of Education and Training, Monash University, 2004
This report provides estimates of job and occupational mobility by demographic, educational and labour market variables using data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) "Labour Mobility" survey for 2002. The report provides information on the effects of these variables on the probability of job separation. It also identifies the…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Education Work Relationship, Occupational Mobility, Probability
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Nunes, Miguel Baptista, Ed.; McPherson, Maggie, Ed.; Kommers, Piet, Ed.; Isaias, Pedro, Ed. – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2017
These proceedings contain the papers of the International Conference e-Learning 2017, which was organised by the International Association for Development of the Information Society, 20-22 July, 2017. This conference is part of the Multi Conference on Computer Science and Information Systems 2017, 20-23 July, which had a total of 652 submissions.…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Online Courses, Teaching Methods, Information Literacy
Burton, Clare – Journal of Tertiary Educational Administration, 1991
Problems of personnel evaluation and gender bias are discussed as they relate to the current restructuring of Australian college and university salaries. Areas of evaluation seen as needing some improvement include the job analysis, standards for job equivalence, information gathering, writing of job descriptions, evaluation, and postevaluation…
Descriptors: College Administration, Economic Change, Educational Change, Equal Opportunities (Jobs)
Siekmann, Gitta; Korbel, Patrick – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2016
Current definitions of STEM skills are inconsistent and not specific enough to inform education and skill policies and initiatives, potentially leading to a number of unsubstantiated and uncoordinated responses. There is a danger of generating a domestic oversupply of graduates in science, mathematics, engineering and technology while ignoring the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Technical Education, Vocational Education, Job Skills
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