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Green, Francis; Henseke, Golo; Vignoles, Anna – British Educational Research Journal, 2017
Though a relative small part of the school sector, private schools have an important role in British society, and there are policy concerns about their negative effect on social mobility. Other studies show that individuals who have attended a private school go on to have higher levels of educational achievement, are more likely to secure a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Private Schools, Labor Market, Outcomes of Education
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Sin, Cristina; Tavares, Orlanda; Amaral, Alberto – Education & Training, 2016
Purpose: The paper presents and analyses quantitative data on student perceptions about the employability of the first degree, and their trajectory choices on graduation. The purpose of this paper is to assess the value of the first degree as a positional good in Portugal, further to the degree's reduced duration after the implementation of the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Attitudes, Employment Potential, Statistical Analysis
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Shera, Perparim – International Education Studies, 2014
The purpose of this paper is to examine the characteristics of Albanian secondary schools, which are associated with reading achievement and the effects of gender and socio-economic status on reading performance of 15-year-old students. This study used data on the background and achievement of 4,596 students in 181 Albanian schools from the 2009…
Descriptors: Secondary School Students, Reading Achievement, Gender Differences, Socioeconomic Influences
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Bilir, Fatma Pervin; Sirin, Yeliz – Journal of Education and Learning, 2017
The aim of this study is to figure out profiles of bridge players and analyzing them according to their intelligence areas. The sample of the study is consist of 100 volunteers out of 200 bridge players who have attended "Çukurova open double bridge championship" in Adana, Turkey at February 2016. Data have been collected via…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Games, Multiple Intelligences, Surveys
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Silvennoinen, Heikki; Nori, Hanna – Journal of Workplace Learning, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the distribution of learning and training opportunities in the Finnish workforce. It will concentrate on the sectors of the workforce that lack these opportunities. Design/Methodology/Approach: The Working Conditions Barometer (WCB) data from 2008, 2009 and 2010 are used (N = 3,326) in this…
Descriptors: Labor Force, Employees, Employers, Foreign Countries
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Xiaoying, Ma; Abbott, Malcolm – Education Research and Perspectives, 2008
Since 1989, when it became legally possible for private higher education to operate in New Zealand, the sector has grown to become a significant part of the country's higher education system. This paper explores the private penetration, traces the changes that have occurred in private higher education, and evaluate the sector's position in New…
Descriptors: Private Education, Educational Development, Higher Education, Foreign Countries
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Boardman, Craig; Ponomariov, Branco – Administrative Issues Journal: Education, Practice, and Research, 2012
In today's economic climate, government is now considered by many to be the "employer of choice." However, employers at all levels of government may eventually lose their recent gains in the war for talent, as the economy improves. Accordingly, it is important to explain how public sector managers viewed the relative advantages and…
Descriptors: Government Role, Government Employees, Employers, Economic Change
Bird, Kisha – Center for Law and Social Policy, Inc. (CLASP), 2016
Youth of color are full of promise; they are courageous, intelligent, creative, curious, bold, and resilient. An investment strategy placing them at the center and addressing the structural barriers that keep them locked out of social, emotional, and economic prosperity because of their race/ethnicity, gender, and/or zip code is both fiscally…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Investment, Youth Opportunities, Social Justice
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Abdullah, Nauman; Akhtar, Mahr Muhammad Saeed – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2016
Teachers' job satisfaction leads to job continuity, which in turn affects teacher performance as well as the effectiveness of their institutions. The purpose of this study was to identify if there was a relationship between the Organizational Citizenship Behavior (OCB) and Job Satisfaction (JS) of teachers since discretionary behaviours have a…
Descriptors: Job Satisfaction, Correlation, Foreign Countries, Teacher Effectiveness
National Student Clearinghouse, 2014
Current Term Enrollment Estimates, published every December and May by the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, include national enrollment estimates by institutional sector, state, enrollment intensity, age group, and gender. Enrollment estimates are adjusted for Clearinghouse data coverage rates by institutional sector, state, and…
Descriptors: Enrollment, Postsecondary Education, College Students, Enrollment Rate
Awaida-Nachabe, Nadia – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this study was to explore perceived importance of cultural values and affective components in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and their relationships. This study identified which of the nine affective components of global competence and four higher order cultural values were perceived to be important in the MENA…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Global Approach, Values, Affective Behavior
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AL-Zou'bi, Dalal Mohamad – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2014
This study aimed at exploring perceptions of Jordanian graduating students for the factors that attract them in the work environment based on porter's theory in motivation. A Questionnaire was distributed to a sample of 807 graduating students at three universities. Means, Frequencies, Percentage, Variance analysis and chi-square test were used to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Statistical Analysis, College Graduates
Council of Chief State School Officers, 2017
Every student deserves an education that prepares him or her for lifelong learning, success in the world of work, and participation in representative government. Unfortunately, far too many students are not receiving the high-quality educational experiences needed to help them reach these goals. Meaningful progress toward equity in education does…
Descriptors: Equal Education, State Agencies, State Boards of Education, Administrators
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Chaudhary, Richa – Education & Training, 2017
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to investigate the influence of demographic, social and personal dispositional factors on determining the entrepreneurial inclination. Specifically, the author examined the role of gender, age, stream of study, family business background and six psychological traits of locus of control, tolerance for…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Demography, Foreign Countries, Personality Traits
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Klawitter, Marieka – Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, 2011
This study uses the 2000 U.S. Census data to assess the impact of antidiscrimination policies for sexual orientation on earnings for gays and lesbians. Using a multilevel model allows estimation of the effects of state and local policies on earnings and of variation in the effects of sexual orientation across local labor markets. The results…
Descriptors: Sexual Orientation, Homosexuality, Social Change, Economic Opportunities
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