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Bhiwajee, Soolakshna Lukea; Garavan, Thomas N. – European Journal of Training and Development, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to provide insights about the usefulness of management education for the public sector in the Republic of Mauritius, which embarked on reforms initiatives around two decades ago. In this context, public officers were encouraged to follow specialised management courses. However, as at date, there is…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Empowerment, Government Employees, Public Sector
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Carpenter, Jacqueline; Doverspike, Dennis; Miguel, Rosanna F. – Journal of Vocational Behavior, 2012
According to public service motivation theory, individuals with a strong public service orientation are attracted to government jobs. This proposition was investigated in three studies by measuring public sector motivation at a pre-entry level as an individual difference variable affecting perceptions of fit and organizational attraction. Results…
Descriptors: Public Service, Motivation, Public Sector, Nonprofit Organizations
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Jewson, Nick; Felstead, Alan; Green, Francis – Journal of Education and Work, 2015
This article examines what has happened to training in public sector organisations in the UK in a period of austerity. It draws on individual-level data collected over the period 2000-2012 and establishment-level data collected from employer surveys carried out between 2005 and 2012. To understand these data further, 75 qualitative interviews with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Training, Public Sector, Economic Climate
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Jäkel, Tim; Borshchevskiy, George Alexander – Teaching Public Administration, 2019
This article investigates who wants, or does not want to work in Russian public administration, and why. A majority of Russians believe that public servants are concerned with improving their personal well-being rather than serving the public interest. Understanding working sector choices is thus the first step to attract talent into the civil…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Government Employees, Motivation, Career Choice
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Salto, Dante J. – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2018
Brazil has by far the largest higher education system in Latin America, with a sizable share of students enrolled in private-sector institutions. Its recently established and fast-growing for-profit sector is one of the largest worldwide. The for-profit sector already surpasses the public sector in student enrollment, and its role is growing.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Private Colleges, Enrollment Trends
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Hope, Kempe Ronald, Sr. – Teaching Public Administration, 2013
The purpose of this article is to provide an assessment and analysis of public sector performance contracting as a performance management tool in Kenya. It aims to demonstrate that performance contracting remains a viable and important tool for improving public sector performance as a key element of the on-going public sector transformation…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Sector, Performance Contracts, Public Administration
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Connolly, John; Reid, Garth; Mooney, Allan – Teaching Public Administration, 2015
It is necessary for public managers to be able to evaluate programmes in the context of complexity. This article offers key learning and reflections based on the experience of facilitating the evaluation of complexity with a range of public sector partners in Scotland. There have been several articles that consider evaluating complexity and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Sector, Program Evaluation, Health Services
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Berezkina, Maimu – International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 2017
This article examines the use of Russian in state communication in officially monolingual Estonia. Drawing on interviews with high-level public employees in four central state institutions and an analysis of these institutions' websites, the article shows that while Russian is not specifically mentioned in the laws, it is "de facto"…
Descriptors: Russian, Commercialization, Foreign Countries, Language Planning
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Knox, Colin – Teaching Public Administration, 2019
This article is a contribution to a special issue of "Teaching Public Administration," which offers teachers with many years' experience the opportunity to reflect on changes over time. The context for this paper is teaching public administration in Northern Ireland, a region of the UK that has a sizeable public sector but a distinctive…
Descriptors: Public Administration Education, Foreign Countries, Universities, Conflict
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Rasheed, Muhammad Imran; Humayon, Asad Afzal; Awan, Usama; Ahmed, Affan ud Din – International Journal of Educational Management, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore/investigate various issues of teachers ' motivation in public sector Higher Educational Institutions of Pakistan. Design/methodology/approach: This is an exploratory research where surveys have been conducted in the well known public sector Universities of Pakistan; primary data have been collected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Motivation, Public Sector, Higher Education
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Mansoor, Zahida – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
Previous research has established that school heads as leaders are vital to the successful implementation of educational reforms (Derek, 2009; Robinson, Lloyd, & Rowe, 2008). Education system in Pakistan is going through a paradigm shift from teacher centered to learner centered classrooms using English as the instructional language. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Schools, School Administration, Barriers
Di Carlo, Matthew; Wysienska-Di Carlo, Kinga – Albert Shanker Institute, 2017
The purpose of this research brief is to describe racial and ethnic school segregation in the District of Columbia, within and between the private and public sectors (including charter schools). Using different measures, we find, unsurprisingly, a high degree of segregation within both sectors. Total segregation among private schools is driven…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Private Schools, School Segregation, Urban Schools
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Wilson, George; Roscigno, Vincent J.; Huffman, Matt L. – Social Forces, 2013
New "governance" reforms entailing shifts toward privatization have permeated the public sector over the last decade, possibly affecting workplace-based attainments. We examine the consequences of this reform for African American men, who during the civil rights era reached relative parity with whites. We analyze race-based inequities on one…
Descriptors: African Americans, Civil Rights, Race, Occupational Mobility
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Steiner-Khamsi, Gita – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2018
This article focuses on why education is a lucrative business for private sector providers. It identifies the five most common strategies that education businesses apply when selling goods or services in the education sector. In addition, this study also cursorily presents examples of how public education has networked with, reframed its mission,…
Descriptors: Education, Private Sector, Business, Public Education
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Al-Alawi, Adel Ismail; Abdulmohsen, Muna; Al-Malki, Fatema Mohamed; Mehrotra, Arpita – International Journal of Educational Management, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore barriers to the change management in the public sector of educational institutions such as public schools of the Ministry of Education in the GCC countries. The exploration of the research is based on the ADKAR change management model that consists of five key elements, which are awareness, desire,…
Descriptors: Barriers, Educational Change, Public Schools, Networks
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