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Schirmer, Eleni Brelis – Gender and Education, 2017
As public-sector unions such as teachers' unions used the boon of post-war liberalism to form their political power, they imported many of liberalism's key contradictions: its formation of racial contracts, its misappraisal of affective labour, and its opportunistic collective action logics. This article suggests cracks within liberalism weakened…
Descriptors: Teacher Strikes, Neoliberalism, Unions, Activism
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Gerrard, Jessica; Barron, Rosie – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2020
This paper focuses on an area of privatisation that has not to date received significant attention in educational research: the privatisation of infrastructure, facilities and maintenance, and in particular the labour of cleaning. Analysing the case of Victoria, Australia, we demonstrate how successive governments have defended the privatisation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Education, Privatization, School Maintenance
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Cort, Pia; Thomsen, Rie; Mariager-Anderson, Kristina – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2015
In 2008, the European Council agreed on a Resolution on better integrating lifelong guidance into lifelong learning strategies. The Resolution promoted lifelong guidance as a policy to support people during the multiple transitions provoked by a more volatile labour market. However, when looking into the guidance policy of Denmark, the Resolution…
Descriptors: Career Guidance, Lifelong Learning, Foreign Countries, Occupational Mobility
Tran, Kevin; Shumsky, Matt – Statistics Canada, 2019
As the modern farm becomes increasingly automated and technologically driven, results from the 2016 Census of Agriculture along with data from the 2016 Census of Population show that farm operators are placing a greater emphasis on educational attainment, specifically at the trades and college level. This emphasis on formal education is equipping…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Agricultural Education, Agricultural Occupations, Educational Attainment
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Olofsson, Jonas; Panican, Alexandru – Policy Futures in Education, 2019
What is the significance of regulations of job contracts and wages when it comes to young people's access to labour market? This is an issue that has attracted and continues to attract a great deal of interest in both research and politics. Proposals for deregulated employment protection and reduced entry-level pay recur regularly in public…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Apprenticeships, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Youth
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2013
This report focuses on the outcomes of vocational education and, in particular, on the transition from education to work in the current employment situation for young adults in the European Union. Using anonymised microdata from the EU labour force survey 2009 ad hoc module, this is one of the first studies to undertake a large cross-country…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Labor Market, Outcomes of Education
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Wasiuzzaman, Shaziah; Wells, Karen – Children & Society, 2010
This paper uses ethnographic and qualitative interview data with Muslim child domestic workers, their families and employers to investigate the social ties between young workers and their employers. Our analysis shows that working-class families use children's domestic work with middle-class families as part of a web of resources to protect them…
Descriptors: Child Labor, Foreign Countries, Ethnography, Interviews
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Baruch, Yehuda – Career Development International, 2013
Purpose: This paper aims to explore the contrast between stable and dynamic labour markets in academe in light of career theories that were originally developed for business environments. Design/methodology/approach: A conceptual design, offering the eco-system as a framework. Findings: It evaluates their relevance and applicability to dynamic and…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Career Development, Labor Market, Higher Education
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Vasquez-Martinez, Claudio-Rafael; Giron, Graciela; Zapata-Landeros, Magali; Ayòn-Bañuelos, Antonio; Morfin-Otero, Maria – Bulgarian Comparative Education Society, 2013
The labour markets in Mexico are characterised by uncertainty in terms of the lack of work contracts social protection, unemployment, high level of self-employed workers independently and micro-businesses, low income levels, the involuntary part-time working and low levels of unionisation. They all indicate that the labour situation currently…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Labor Market, Urban Areas, Neoliberalism
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Shan, Hongxia – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2019
In the context of flexible capitalism, lifelong learning has been posed as a pathway for individuals to accumulate skills and actualise potentials. What is overlooked, however, is that the process of accumulation and actualisation is embedded within the culture of recognition. People who are historically constructed as "the anthropos," a…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Immigrants, Experience, Transformative Learning
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Pinheiro, Rómulo; Pillay, Pundy – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2016
This paper sheds light on the role of tertiary or higher education in economic development across two successful OECD case studies: Finland and South Korea. A number of key aspects are discussed, from the nature of the social contract between higher education and the economy to the endogenous characteristics of domestic higher education to the…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Economic Development, Public Policy, Policy Analysis
Canadian Association of University Teachers, 2018
The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) represents 72,000 academic staff at universities and colleges across the country. CAUT strives for fair working conditions, compensation and benefits to foster quality teaching and innovative research while advancing equity and human rights within our profession. Many of the institutions where…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Work Environment, Postsecondary Education, Unions
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Correa Gorospe, José Miguel; Martínez-Arbelaiz, Asunción; Fernández-Olaskoaga, Lorea – European Early Childhood Education Research Journal, 2018
Social, political and economic conditions shape a context of permanent flux where early childhood education teachers have to join the labour market and build their professional identity while facing numerous challenges. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects that a changing world and precarious job conditions can have on newly…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Beginning Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Early Childhood Education
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Rosti, Luisa; Chelli, Francesco – Education & Training, 2012
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to verify whether higher education increases the likelihood of young Italian workers moving from non-standard to standard wage contracts. Design/methodology/approach: The authors exploit a data set on labour market flows, produced by the Italian National Statistical Office, by interviewing about 85,000…
Descriptors: Wages, Higher Education, Labor Market, Graduates
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2013
A strong VET system is increasingly seen as essential to overcoming the current economic crisis in Europe. VET is seen as a powerful tool to assist in balancing labour market inefficiencies, increasing youth employment possibilities, and reducing skills mismatch. Its inherent flexibility and closeness to the labour market place VET in a good…
Descriptors: Interviews, Feedback (Response), Vocational Education, Case Studies
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