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Brennan, Ross; Vos, Lynn – Journal of Marketing Education, 2013
The need to endow marketing graduates with skills relevant to employability grows ever more important. Marketing math and elementary financial understanding are essential employability skills, particularly given the contemporary emphasis on marketing metrics, but the evidence is that marketing graduates are often relatively weak in such skills.…
Descriptors: Marketing, College Students, Simulation, Educational Games
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Watts, A. G.; Dent, Gareth – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2008
Three trends in the evolution of the UK Learndirect advice service are identified: the partial migration from telephone to web-based services; the trend within the telephone service from information/advice-oriented interventions to more guidance-oriented interventions; and the move from a mainly learning-oriented service to a more career-oriented…
Descriptors: Guidance Programs, Marketing, Foreign Countries, Telecommunications
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Hartley, David – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2008
The marketisation of education in England began in the 1980s. It was facilitated by national testing (which gave objective and comparable information to parents), and by the New Public Management (which introduced a posteriori funding and competition among providers). Now a new complementary phase of marketisation is being introduced:…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Educational History
Taylor, Carol; McCaig, Colin – Higher Education Academy, 2014
The policy environment for universities in England has changed significantly over the past few years. This can be seen most obviously in relation to the funding of undergraduate education, but other changes will come to be seen as equally influential in the long term. One example is the change to the policy on controlling student numbers, which is…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Competition, Student Characteristics, Educational Environment
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Karsten, Sjoerd; Visscher, Adrie; De Jong, Tim – Comparative Education, 2001
Publication of school rankings based on raw data for various performance indicators was found to influence school choice and mobility strategies for elite and middle-class parents in England and France. Rather than promoting school improvement, publication led to unintended school coping strategies, such as marketing activities, student exclusion…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Quality, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Wakefield, Caroline; Watt, Sal – Psychology Teaching Review, 2014
This paper advocates the teaching of photo elicitation in higher education as a valuable data collection technique and draws on our experience of teaching this visual method across two consecutive postgraduate cohorts. Building on previous work (Watt & Wakefield, 2014) and based on a former concern regarding student duty of care, a…
Descriptors: Photography, Teaching Methods, Graduate Students, Student Attitudes
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Lupton, Ruth – Journal of Educational Administration and History, 2011
This article reviews Bernard Barker's claims that "the pendulum is swinging", in relation to school markets and competition. Barker's arguments are complex in this regard. He rejects markets and competition as a means of improving outcomes and equity, but supports some of the system features that are often associated with marketisation,…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Equal Education, Social Justice, Competition
Coffield, Frank; Costa, Cristina; Müller, Walter; Webber, John – Trentham Books, 2014
Students are bingeing on large amounts of information and then, in government induced bouts of vomiting otherwise known as national tests, they spew it all out. This is how Frank Coffield introduces the term Bulimia Academica, which he treats every bit as seriously as its medical counterpart. Students resort to bulimic learning to cope with a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Feedback (Response), Government Role, Student Improvement
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Saukkonen, Juha; Nukari, Jussi; Ballard, Sharon; Levie, Jonathan – Industry and Higher Education, 2016
Start-up companies have been recognized as key drivers of wealth and job creation. Many students now in universities will therefore find their future employment in start-up companies, or will found them. Success in the start-up environment requires a specific set of skills. There is a growing supply of university education for new venture creation…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Employment, Business, School Business Relationship
Zgaga, Pavel, Ed.; Teichler, Ulrich, Ed.; Brennan, John, Ed. – Peter Lang Publishing Group, 2013
The last decade has marked the European higher education with a particular dynamics. Today, after a decade of a «concerted» policy, national systems look much more convergent but new questions and dilemmas are emerging: about its nature and quality, about real impact of recent reforms in different countries as well as about its future. The book…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Global Approach, Educational Change
Wright, Nigel; Bottery, Mike – British Journal of In-Service Education, 1996
Provides a comparative analysis of the provision of INSET in the local education authority, grant maintained, and independent sectors in the North and Midlands of England. Surveys of schools' headteachers suggest that the market has a limited effect on determining INSET choice, and that considerable inequalities exist in access to inservice…
Descriptors: Economic Factors, Faculty Development, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship