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Virolainen, Maarit; Stenström, Marja-Leena – Online Submission, 2014
The study investigates how the Finnish model of providing initial vocational education and training (IVET) has succeeded in terms of enhancing educational progress and employability. A relatively high level of participation in IVET makes the Finnish model distinctive from those of three other Nordic countries: Denmark, Norway and Sweden. All four…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Comparative Analysis, Employment Potential
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Virolainen, Maarit; Stenström, Marja-Leena – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2014
The study investigates how the Finnish model of providing initial vocational education and training (IVET) has succeeded in terms of enhancing educational progress and employability. A relatively high level of participation in IVET makes the Finnish model distinctive from those of three other Nordic countries: Denmark, Norway and Sweden. All four…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Comparative Education, Vocational Education, Employment Potential
OECD Publishing, 2016
Socio-economically advantaged and disadvantaged students are not equally exposed to mathematics problems and concepts at school. Exposure to mathematics at school has an impact on performance, and disadvantaged students' relative lack of familiarity with mathematics partly explains their lower performance. Widening access to mathematics content…
Descriptors: Economically Disadvantaged, Equal Education, Educational Opportunities, Access to Education
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Bagilhole, Barbara – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2006
This paper presents the findings from a research study of one large public sector organisation's strategy to promote gender equality and family friendliness. An examination was made of the organisation's policy documentation in this area and a questionnaire survey containing both closed and open-ended questions was undertaken across all staff in…
Descriptors: Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Sex Fairness, Personnel Policy, Employer Employee Relationship
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Janmaat, Jan Germen; Green, Andy – British Journal of Educational Studies, 2013
In this article we argue that the legitimacy and stability of the social and political order in Britain is undermined by persistent inequalities of skills and opportunities. We first contend that British society is characterised by a liberal regime of social cohesion. Crucial to such a regime is the belief in individual opportunity and rewards…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Systems, Social Integration, Social Stratification
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de Lowerntal, Elizabeth – Race, Ethnicity and Education, 2003
Over the last 10 years, agendas for widening participation in higher education and developing discourses for developing university teaching have facilitated the emergence of frameworks elucidating accreditation of university teaching programmes. Concomitantly, university teaching programmes have been described as technicist and apolitical. This…
Descriptors: Educational Development, College Faculty, College Instruction, Equal Education
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Jones, Chris – British Journal of Learning Disabilities, 2013
We live in an increasingly sexualised society, and the buying and selling of sex is a feature of this society. The laws about prostitution are complex, but the act of selling or buying sex is in itself not illegal. The author has extensive clinical experience of hearing the stories of men with learning disabilities who do use commercial sex…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mental Retardation, Sexuality, Barriers
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Demaine, Jack – International Studies in Sociology of Education, 2005
The British Labour Party has continued to make progress on education, following two broad policy paths and adopting a pragmatic approach that does not attempt to force these to cross or converge. One path is that of the quasi market inherited from the previous Conservative administration; the other is characterised as "intervention" to…
Descriptors: Politics of Education, Foreign Countries, Social Change, Educational Policy
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Deem, Rosemary – Higher Education Policy, 2009
The paper uses a gendered and feminist perspective to explore some dimensions of the debate about excellence and diversity in relation to the leadership and management of UK universities. The paper considers the extent to which notions about excellence and diversity are in tension in UK higher education and how understandings, underpinning values…
Descriptors: Health Services, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, College Administration
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Murphy, Anthony; Monsen, Jeremy J. – Educational Psychology in Practice, 2008
The Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) has begun an investigation into why most jobs currently have a gender imbalance within their workforce. The latest in a series of updates has been published by the Association of Educational Psychologists (AEP) on gender distribution amongst educational psychologists. This may therefore be an opportune time…
Descriptors: Gender Differences, Educational Psychology, Psychologists, School Psychologists
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Spencer, Piers – British Journal of Music Education, 2008
Piers Spencer and William Salaman edited the" BJME" between 1998 and 2002. During this period, a number of articles they published gave positive accounts of developments in instrumental teaching and learning, composing and creative music-making, and the increasing role of technology. Less happy findings emerged from investigations into…
Descriptors: Music Education, Musical Instruments, Music Activities, Musical Composition
Jerrim, John – Sutton Trust, 2013
Economic inequality is high and rising in a number of developed countries, including in the United Kingdom and the United States. There are growing concerns that this may have negative implications for equality of opportunity, and the extent to which social disadvantage is transmitted across generations. It is widely believed that providing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Family Characteristics, Background, Developed Nations
Standing, Hilary; Baume, Elaine – 2001
The issues of equity, equal opportunities, gender, and organization performance in the health care sector worldwide was examined. Information was gathered from the available literature and from individuals in 17 countries. The analysis highlighted the facts that employment equity debates and policies refer largely to high-income countries and…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Career Development, Change Strategies, Data Collection
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Forster, Nick – Career Development International, 2001
Interviews with 112 women faculty at a British university with equal opportunities policies found that few advanced into senior roles, facing structural and cultural barriers to promotion. In addition, many chose to put their careers on hold due to family responsibilities, although their partners did not. (Contains 33 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Family Work Relationship, Foreign Countries
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Walsh, Anita – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2006
In the United Kingdom there has been a considerable increase in the academic recognition of workplace learning, and a number of new awards drawing on workplace learning have been introduced. These include apprenticeships and Advanced Apprenticeships, both of which contain National Vocational Qualifications, and the Foundation Degree. In addition,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualifications, Work Experience, Labor Market
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