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Andrew, Yarrow; Newman, Brian – Contemporary Issues in Early Childhood, 2012
Despite increasing attention being paid to early childhood services as the foundation for lifelong learning, one issue seems to be consistently ignored--staff wages. The authors argue that this constitutes ongoing exploitation of childcare staff, and that this exploitation is a result of gendered and classed discourses around caring labour. As…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Caring, Early Childhood Education, Wages
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Haasler, Simone R.; Gottschall, Karin – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2015
Reconstructing the parallel structure of "dual" and "school-based" vocational routes reveals the close connection between the German vocational training system and the segmentation of the labour market by gender. The example of jobs in childcare and pre-primary education shows that the legacy of semi-professionalism in these…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Gender Differences, Models, Vocational Education
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Hendrick, Harry – History of Education, 2007
This article seeks to raise a number of issues concerning children's well-being in late modernity. In order to provide historical contrasts, the first part of the article considers three "optimistic" periods: the Liberal Reform Programme, 1906-1911; interwar developments in New Psychology, progressive education and child guidance; the post-1945…
Descriptors: Behavior Modification, Anxiety, Progressive Education, Well Being
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Kirk, John; Wall, Christine – British Educational Research Journal, 2010
The article examines the importance of "emotional labour" in the constitution of the "teacherly-self". Deriving from a research project on work and social identity, the article explores the ways teachers have negotiated the radical changes in the profession in recent years, and uses the notion of "teacher resilience" to explore the ways teachers…
Descriptors: Oral History, Teacher Role, Educational Environment, Resilience (Psychology)
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Thornton, Maeve; Darmody, Merike; McCoy, Selina – Educational Review, 2013
A growing number of international studies document the importance of regular school attendance. There is a consensus among authors that absenteeism has negative implications for academic achievement as well as the social development of the child and may put them at a disadvantage in terms of their position in the education and labour market. Most…
Descriptors: Attendance, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement
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Iannelli, Cristina – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2013
This paper focuses on the role of curricular content on social mobility, an issue largely neglected by social mobility studies. Using data from the National Child Development Study we investigate the extent to which secondary school curricula account for social class differences in the chances of entering into the service class and avoiding a…
Descriptors: Role, Program Content, Social Mobility, Secondary School Curriculum
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Kukk, Airi; Õun, Tiia – Education 3-13, 2014
Year after year, the interest in early learning of the state language by non-Estonian children has increased. In Estonia, the course has been directed that non-Estonian learners have to reach functional bilingualism by the time they leave basic school and thus to become competitive in labour and education markets in Estonia. The objective of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Kindergarten, Immersion Programs, Second Language Instruction
Bretherton, Tanya – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2011
This is the final report from a three-year program of research investigating the role of vocational education and training (VET) in workforce development. The research focuses on meat processing and child care, both of which are characterised by low-skill entry points to the labour market. The author pulls together the key themes emerging from the…
Descriptors: Industry, Labor Market, Rewards, Labor Force Development
International Child Development Initiatives (NJ1), 2005
In global terms, 2005 was not much different from the years before, as it was again not a happy time for the world's children. The trend of many countries sinking further back into poverty continued, with people living shorter lives, fewer children going to school and more children dying than ever before. Wars keep raging on, taking heavy tolls on…
Descriptors: Social Isolation, Family Programs, Child Abuse, Foreign Countries
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Hulme, Rob; McKay, Jane; Cracknell, David – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2015
This article explores the impact of changing policy priorities on the role of director of children's services, before and after the economic crisis of 2008 and the election of the coalition government. The role of director of children's services from 2003 to 2010 was driven by the New Labour imperative to deliver regionally based integrated…
Descriptors: Administrators, Administrator Role, Change, Public Policy
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Wadsworth, John; George, Rosalyn – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2009
Early Years provision in England has historically been fragmented and under-funded. In seeking to address this situation, New Labour has developed a range of Early Years initiatives with the principal aim of tackling poverty and disadvantage. This article traces the recent history of Early Years provision and critically explores the extent to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Nursery Schools, Early Childhood Education
Zutshi, Bupinder – UNESCO International Bureau of Education, 2004
The new monograph series, IBE Collaborative Projects: Strengthening Capacities through Action, documents projects initiated and managed by local or national level institutions in diverse countries, which have been technically or academically assisted by UNESCO's International Bureau of Education (IBE). This first publication in the series…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Financial Support, Child Labor, Nonformal Education
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Hampden-Thompson, Gillian – Education and Society, 2012
Labour force participation maybe particularly problematic for single-mothers. By working, mothers increase their family's financial capital and consequently make more money available for educational resources. However, employment often results in the parent having less time to interact with their child and participate in school activities. This is…
Descriptors: One Parent Family, Mothers, Academic Achievement, Employed Parents
World of Work, 2002
Despite significant progress in efforts to abolish child labor, an alarming number of children are engaged in its worst forms. Although 106 million are engaged in acceptable labor (light work for those above the minimum age for employment), 246 million are involved in child labor that should be abolished (under minimum age, hazardous work). (JOW)
Descriptors: Child Labor, Foreign Countries, Labor Legislation, Occupational Safety and Health
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Sollars, Valerie – Early Years: An International Journal of Research and Development, 2018
Despite the existence of early childhood education (ECE) settings since the mid 19th century and a substantial increase in the availability and accessibility of services over the last four decades, ECE in Malta still struggles to find its voice. Its introduction and development has been marked by erratic progress. The colonial heritage, the Roman…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Early Childhood Education, Access to Education, Educational History
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