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Heasley, Chris; Boone, Katie; Davidson, Denise L. – Journal of College and University Student Housing, 2020
Construction and new facility decisions regarding student housing remain difficult for many colleges and universities. Challenges associated with these decisions include rising building costs, waning government funding, daunting facility safety codes, and compliance with evolving accessibility legislation, among many factors. One solution,…
Descriptors: Sense of Community, College Housing, Dormitories, Private Sector
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Luechinger, Simon; Meier, Stephan; Stutzer, Alois – Journal of Human Resources, 2010
High unemployment rates entail substantial costs to the working population in terms of reduced subjective well-being. This paper studies the importance of individual economic security, in particular job security, by exploiting sector-specific institutional differences in the exposure to economic shocks. Public servants have stricter dismissal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Unemployment, Employees, Private Sector
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Al-Husseini, Sawasn; Elbeltagi, Ibrahim – Studies in Higher Education, 2016
With globalisation and a rapidly changing environment, the higher education sector in developing countries is facing challenges that require extraordinary leaders. Innovation is important for organisations, particularly in learning environments. Transformational leadership (TL) has been found to have an important influence on innovation, leading…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Colleges, Private Colleges, Comparative Analysis
Group of Eight (NJ1), 2011
This briefing examines government and private funding across educational sectors. Key findings include: (1) Differences in funding for public and private education across the sectors: (a) do not reflect policy coherence; and (b) entrench inequities; (2) All sectors receive funding from both public and private sources, though the shares vary.…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Private Education, Financial Support, Private Schools
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Simms, Kathryn – Journal of At-Risk Issues, 2012
Prior research has suggested private school education in middle school and high school as a solution for the Black-White achievement gap. However, more recent research calls this solution into question. Additionally, research increasingly implicates third grade as being of preeminent importance in driving students' subsequent academic achievement.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Gap, Minority Group Students, Standardized Tests
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Dunne, Andy; Markey, Anne; Kinsella, Jim – Journal of Agricultural Education and Extension, 2019
Purpose: This article examines the reach, the amount, the content and the quality of agricultural extension in County Laois in Ireland as reported by farmers. It seeks to better understand extension interaction in an Irish county case. Design/Methodology/Approach: A structured questionnaire on personal, farm and farming practices was administered…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Rural Extension, Extension Education, Counties
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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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Ridge, Natasha Y.; Shami, Soha; Kippels, Susan M. – FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2016
In the face of rising demand for private schooling in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar, a lack of affordable schooling options, monopolistic behavior of private education providers, and unpredictable government regulations have created a complex and unequal education sector. This research employs a mixed methods comparative approach to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Private Education, Mixed Methods Research, Comparative Education
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Berggren, Caroline – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2011
As an employer, the public sector might be expected to be more meritocratic than the private sector, because of its democratic values and more transparent appointments procedures. In this context meritocratic means that the employer only considers characteristics such as degree and grades, relevant for the position in question. The individuals in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Private Sector, Labor Market, Public Sector
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Dickson, David; Hargie, Owen; Wilson, Noel – Journal of Applied Communication Research, 2008
Four large organizations, two each from the private and public sectors of the Northern Ireland economy, were selected for this study which, first, explored the effects of religion-based workforce difference on intergroup relationships, second, investigated the contribution of organizational sector to communicative differences, and third, gauged…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries, Public Sector, Social Psychology
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Beamer, Sarah A. – Planning for Higher Education, 2011
Private higher education institutions are those entities owned and operated by the private sector, while public institutions are those established, supported, and controlled by a governmental agency, most often a state. Key differences exist between private and public institutions that affect budgeting in critical ways. Such differences include…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Private Sector, Institutions, Student Financial Aid
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Niens, Ulrike; McIlrath, Lorraine – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2010
Internationally, citizenship education has come to the fore in the past decade. It may be particularly important within the context of societies with a legacy of political conflict, such as Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, where it is being implemented as part of the statutory curriculum. This article explores understandings of…
Descriptors: Nationalism, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Conflict
Bollag, Burton – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2007
This article presents a report released by the Institute for Higher Education Policy, a nonprofit group promoting access and quality in postsecondary education around the world. With college enrollments mushrooming in many nations but public support generally unable to keep up, the world is seeing a historic swing from public to private financing…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Private Sector, Educational Finance, Comparative Education
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Rabossi, Marcelo Alberto – Higher Education Management and Policy, 2011
The literature on private higher education has identified striking differences between the public and private sectors in terms of fields of study. For example, unlike their public counterparts, private universities have traditionally specialised in the social sciences and humanities. This paper explores the university market in Argentina to see if…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, Private Colleges, Social Sciences
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Leuze, Kathrin – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2010
Comparative analysis of the transition from higher education to work often focuses on cross-national variations of higher education systems to explain country-specific mobility patterns of higher education graduates. The structure of graduate labour markets, however, has received less attention, despite differences across countries. Variations in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Employment Patterns, College Graduates, Foreign Countries
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