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Brewer, T. Jameson; Kretchmar, Kerry; Sondel, Beth; Ishmael, Sarah; Manfra, Meghan McGlinn – Education Policy Analysis Archives, 2016
Teach For America (TFA) began in 1990 as an organization purportedly interested in working towards ameliorating a national teacher shortage by sending its corps members into urban and rural schools. In the decades that followed, especially during and immediately following a nationwide onslaught of teacher layoffs instigated by the 2008 Great…
Descriptors: School Districts, Teacher Selection, Criticism, Teacher Shortage
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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Azhar, Sarwar Mehmood; Tashfeen, Rubeena; Khalid, Jaweria; Azhar, Tashfeen Mahmood – Journal of International Education in Business, 2019
Purpose: The Corruption Perception Index (CPI) for 2016 shows Pakistan as among the more corrupt nations in the world with a ranking of 117 among 176 countries surveyed. This situation raises concerns about members of the society and especially about the business communities. This paper aims to examine whether the tendency to corruption is also…
Descriptors: Ethics, Student Attitudes, Business Administration Education, Foreign Countries
Ridoutt, Lee; Dutneall, Ralph; Hummel, Kevin; Smith, Chris Selby – 2002
The quantitative relationship between factors previously identified as affecting the extent and intensity of training within organizations was explored through a survey of companies in Australia's entertainment and process manufacturing sectors. A self-completion questionnaire was mailed first to a sample of 446 companies across Australia (112 of…
Descriptors: Competition, Economic Change, Economic Climate, Employment Practices
Block, Richard N., Ed. – 2003
This book is an analysis of the relationship among collective bargaining (CB), firm competitiveness, and employment protection/creation in the United States (U.S.). Comparisons are also made between the U.S. situation and that in Europe. "Collective Bargaining in Context" (Richard N. Block, Peter Berg) places the US system of industrial…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adults, Business, Case Studies
Greensmith, Catherine – 1994
It is proposed that business language training be based on results of a "language audit," designed to identify the skill levels required to carry out specific tasks, propose training solutions, and monitor progress. A British organization has established a framework for assessing five levels of language skill in this context. These standards…
Descriptors: Business Administration, Business Communication, Competition, International Trade
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Huber, Kathrin – International Journal of Training Research, 2010
In North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW), one of the German states, catchment areas for part-time vocational schools were abolished in 2008. With the intention to foster competition between schools in order to improve school quality, training companies now may freely choose the school of their choice. NRW is the first German state to take this step. In the…
Descriptors: Vocational Schools, School Choice, Comparative Analysis, Competition