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Sotirin, Patty; Goltz, Sonia M. – Review of Higher Education, 2019
We employ a feminist phenomenological methodology to explore the lived meaningfulness of the academic dual career. We contend that university approaches to resolving the "problem" of dual career fail to address partners' long-term commitments and shared challenges. Following an analysis of focus group interviews with dual career academic…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Institutional Role, Teacher Persistence, Ethics
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Ladousa, Chaise – Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, 2013
This article explores representations emergent in discourse about service learning in an effort to understand what gives the notion special value. A job presentation of a candidate for dean of faculty, articles published in a college newspaper, descriptions posted on a college website and commentary offered in an interview with a student…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Service Learning, Higher Education, Student Attitudes
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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Niemeyer, Beatrix – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2014
The Lisbon commitment for a European knowledge society together with the subsequently implemented policy of lifelong learning and social inclusion has significantly affected the German educational system and its teaching practices. This article examines the impact of these policy reforms on educational work in Germany through an analysis of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Educational Policy, Transitional Programs
Carl, Diana R. – Performance Improvement Quarterly, 2009
Task analysis in human performance technology is used to determine how human performance can be well supported with training, job aids, environmental changes, and other interventions. Early work by Miller (1953) and Gilbert (1969, 1974) addressed cue processing in task execution and recommended cue descriptions in task analysis. Modern task…
Descriptors: Cues, Task Analysis, Human Factors Engineering, Performance Technology
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Belzer, Alisa; Ryan, Sharon – Planning and Changing, 2013
This article describes the evolution of the conceptualization of the "problem of practice" dissertation in the new EdD Program at the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. Our definition and conceptualization of the professional practice dissertation is grounded in a review of relevant literature…
Descriptors: Definitions, Educational Practices, Doctoral Dissertations, Research Needs
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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
Fels, Deborah I.; Udo, John Patrick; Diamond, Jonas E.; Diamond, Jeremy I. – Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness, 2006
This study explored the feasibility of using a first-person narrative style for video description of an animated comedy, "Odd Job Jack." It found that viewers who are blind find the first-person style more engaging, entertaining, and preferable but less trustworthy than the more conventional third-person description style.
Descriptors: Comedy, Educational Media, Special Education, Personal Narratives
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
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Santoro, Doris A. – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2015
In this methodological reflection, I describe the multidisciplinary hermeneutic process of philosophizing about teacher dissatisfaction. I discuss how philosophy serves as a starting point for interpretive work based on interviews with former teachers and readings of qualitative and quantitative research on teacher attrition and dissatisfaction.…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Teachers, Faculty Mobility, Philosophy
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Rowold, Jens; Staufenbiel, Kathrin – International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance, 2010
This paper reports psychometric properties of a German version of the Career Exploration Survey (CES-G). The instrument's 16 scales allow for a detailed description of career exploration. Based on data from two studies (N[subscript 1] = 1023; N[subscript 2] = 816), confirmatory factor analyses supported the 16-factor model. With regard to…
Descriptors: Research Tools, Construct Validity, Psychometrics, German
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Cinque, Maria – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2016
The world of work is changing profoundly, at a time when the global economy is not creating a sufficient number of jobs. Many documents issued by the EU and various researches, carried out by companies and human resources experts, point out that the so-called "soft" skills are closely connected with employability, particularly for young…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Employment Opportunities, Job Skills, Definitions
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Buchen, Irving H. – Performance Improvement, 2003
There are a number of problems posed by employee evaluation, and professional development often suffers from similar issues. Suppose employee evaluation and professional development were intertwined in a collaborative and evolving relationship, and both components were brought to bear on linking individual and company goals. The answer is the…
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Corporations, Evaluation Methods, Improvement Programs
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Franchetti, Matthew – Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research, 2012
This paper summarizes the findings of a five-year study aimed at improving the retention rates of female students pursuing careers in engineering. The study analyzed a series of programs implemented at the University of Toledo. The programs involve hands-on design projects, research experiences, communication tools geared towards females,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Females, Engineering Education, School Holding Power
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This document contains three papers on key skills and competencies and human resource development (HRD). "Career Related Competencies" (Marinka A.C.T. Kuijpers) reports findings from surveys completed by Dutch employees who identified these issues: self-reflection is more important than career control; age and gender influence attitude…
Descriptors: Adult Development, Adult Learning, Age, Career Choice
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