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Ware, Jordan K. – Education and Urban Society, 2019
The effects of poverty on important outcome measures are devastating and well documented, but the conceptualization and operationalization of socioeconomic status (SES) are underdeveloped. Various indicators of SES are useful for different purposes. Free or reduced-price lunch (FRL) status is commonly used because of its convenience and predictive…
Descriptors: Real Estate, Socioeconomic Status, Mathematics Achievement, Low Income Students
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Rappleye, Jeremy; Komatsu, Hikaru; Uchida, Yukiko; Krys, Kuba; Markus, Hazel – Journal of Education Policy, 2020
Facing increasing critique that PISA focuses too narrowly on cognitive achievement and human/knowledge capital, the OECD has recently shifted some of its focus to student happiness. The 2017 Students' Well-Being report distinguishes between 'happy schools' and 'unhappy schools', showing that among students who combined high performance and life…
Descriptors: Well Being, Achievement Tests, Foreign Countries, International Assessment
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Zaichenko, N. A.; Vinokurov, M. V. – Russian Education & Society, 2018
In this study, we explore how career orientations of Russian high schoolers are related to the quality of their academic capital. We introduce and validate the concept of the academic capital of high school students. We describe why we chose Schein's Career Orientations Inventory as a screening instrument, which allows us to determine whether the…
Descriptors: High School Students, Student Surveys, Correlation, Career Planning
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Reyes-Ruiz, Gerardo; Barragán-Ocaña, Alejandro; Olmos-Peña, Samuel; González-Ávila, María Eugenia – SAGE Open, 2018
Mexican high school students have a strong inclination to deem scientific and technological college-level education as overly challenging. The purpose of this study was to present firsthand information to learn the following: (a) current problems associated with scientific and technological human capital training in the Mexico City metropolitan…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Science Education, Technology Education
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Skuras, Dimitris; Meccheri, Nicolas; Moreira, Manuel Belo; Rosell, Jordi; Stathopoulou, Sophia – Journal of Rural Studies, 2005
The paper presents the processes of entrepreneurial human capital accumulation and its impact on rural business growth. Data are derived from four surveys on rural businesses in mountainous and less favoured areas in Southern Europe. Formal pathways of entrepreneurial human capital accumulation refer to education and training, while informal…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Human Capital, Foreign Countries, Surveys
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Hodge, Camilla J.; Hill, Brian J.; Brinton, Christian – Schole: A Journal of Leisure Studies and Recreation Education, 2012
This study assessed the nature of the relationship between earning advanced degrees and career outcomes such as salary, job satisfaction, social capital, and human capital among professionals in the parks and recreation field. The sample (n = 196) was drawn from parks and recreation agencies located in the United States. Agencies, excluding…
Descriptors: Masters Degrees, Job Satisfaction, Human Capital, Social Capital
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Potter, Sharyn; Howard, Rebecca; Murphy, Sharon; Moynihan, Mary M. – Journal of American College Health, 2018
Objective: To examine the well-documented mental and physical health problems suffered by undergraduate women sexually assaulted while on campus with an exploration of how the trauma impacts a survivor's lifetime education trajectory and career attainment. Participants: In November and December 2015, researchers recruited US participants using an…
Descriptors: Sexual Abuse, Females, Victims of Crime, Educational Attainment
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Zhan, Crystal – Education Economics, 2017
Informal institutions are defined as socially shared rules that guide individuals' behaviors outside of officially sanctioned channels. This paper investigates the link between individual educational attainment and education-related informal institutions by examining second-generation immigrants in the USA. I measure the education-related informal…
Descriptors: Social Behavior, Behavior Standards, Educational Attainment, Informal Education
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Manyerere, David J. – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
There has been an alarming increase in the rate of unemployment among active urban population in Tanzania whereby the youth are severely affected. In this regard Youth Economic Groups (YEGs) program was formed as one among the best alternative strategies to address this perennial problem. Membership in YEGs act as a means to complement youth…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Foreign Countries, Urban Areas, Unemployment
Brecheen, Courtney DeLaine – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Admission policies are one of the mechanisms that university public administrators utilize to increase student access and diversity. In some cases, socioeconomic inequalities and barriers to affirmative action limit the ability of universities to increase access to higher education for underrepresented minorities. This research examined the…
Descriptors: Public Education, Higher Education, Social Capital, Disproportionate Representation
Blanchard, Weedens E. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this research case study was to examine a post-secondary pilot program that provides education to select New York City homeless adults at a private university. In this study, the researcher examined how the Academy program assists homeless and disadvantaged adults to obtain post-graduate employment opportunities through academic…
Descriptors: Homeless People, Adults, Private Colleges, Economically Disadvantaged
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Ince, Mustafa Levent – Sport, Education and Society, 2019
Improving school physical education (PE) practices in the future mainly depends on supporting the professional capital of practitioners' and early career scholars'. In this paper, I aim to present effective strategies to support the human, social and decisional capital of those PE and sports professionals in Turkey. To this end, first, the complex…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Physical Education, Physical Education Teachers, Faculty Development
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Massing, Natascha; Schneider, Silke L. – Large-scale Assessments in Education, 2017
Background: Educational qualifications and literacy skills are highly related. This is not surprising as it is one aim of educational systems to equip individuals with competencies necessary to take part in society. Because of this relationship educational qualifications are often used as a proxy for "human capital". However, from a…
Descriptors: Qualifications, Educational Attainment, Adult Literacy, Human Capital
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Gillies, Donald; Mifsud, Denise – Journal of Education Policy, 2016
This paper explores, from a Foucauldian perspective, the emergence and nature of the current EU education policy priority issue of "early school leaving". The paper suggests that a number of problematisations developing from the failure to secure Lisbon Strategy objectives have served to create a much stronger focus on the issue of young…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Discourse Analysis
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Isomöttönen, Ville; Daniels, Mats; Cajander, Åsa; Pears, Arnold; Mcdermott, Roger – ACM Transactions on Computing Education, 2019
Literature on global employability signifies "enabling" learning environments where students encounter ill-formed and open-ended problems and are required to adapt and be creative. Varying forms of "projects," co-located and distributed, have populated computing curricula for decades and are generally deemed an answer to this…
Descriptors: Employment Qualifications, Student Projects, Student Motivation, Computer Software
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