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Powers, Tim E. – Journal of Education and Work, 2020
Motivated students have been shown to persist longer in post-secondary education. As a multidimensional psychological construct, motivation is shaped by within- and between-person perceptions of context. Empirical measures of distinct workplace and trade school subjective task values (STVs) were examined, and their predictions of apprentices'…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Student Motivation, Trade and Industrial Education, Vocational Schools
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Rambla, Xavier; Castioni, Remi; Sepúlveda, Leandro – Journal of Education and Work, 2020
Although the challenges of Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) have become apparent in middle-income countries, the making of these systems has not been systematically theorised and compared. This article discusses such processes in Brazil --a recognised emerging economy, and Chile-- one of the last economies to join the high…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Political Issues
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Hora, Matthew T.; Parrott, Emily; Her, Pa – Journal of Education and Work, 2020
At a time when colleges and universities are anxious to prove that their graduates are employable, internships are being increasingly touted as valuable 'high-impact' practices. However, how students themselves conceptualise internships is poorly understood, which inhibits the inclusion of their voices in the employability discourse and…
Descriptors: College Students, Student Centered Learning, Internship Programs, Program Design
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Naess, Terje – Journal of Education and Work, 2020
The main purpose of this article is to analyse to what degree master's degree education in Norway enhances employability through enhancing or signalling generic competence, or through enhancing specialised competence. Using multiple correspondence analysis on the links between educational group, economic activity and sector, educational groups…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Masters Degrees, Graduate Study
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Karpefors, Max; van Riemsdijk, Micheline – Journal of Education and Work, 2020
The Palestinian information technology (IT) sector is growing. Meanwhile, an ongoing out-migration of IT professionals and graduates is taking place. Drawing on group, pair and individual interviews, as well as fieldwork observations, this paper investigates highly skilled IT students' intentions to stay in or to leave the West Bank. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Information Technology, Student Mobility
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McDonald, Paula – Journal of Education and Work, 2020
Participation in open market internships by higher education students and graduates has significantly expanded. This has created growing opportunities for intermediaries or 'brokers' to organise and charge fees for placing individuals in organisations, either in their home country or abroad. Despite being voluntary, open market internships may be…
Descriptors: College Students, College Graduates, Internship Programs, Job Placement
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Culliney, Martin – Journal of Education and Work, 2020
This paper contributes to debates around social mobility and social capital by exploring the links between social class background, assistance from non-parental personal contacts for finding employment, and social class destination. The literature on social mobility, social capital and social networks is reviewed, drawing a conceptual distinction…
Descriptors: Social Mobility, Social Class, Social Capital, Employment
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Bratsberg, Bernt; Nyen, Torgeir; Raaum, Oddbjørn – Journal of Education and Work, 2020
Some countries have certifying institutions for competence acquired at the workplace. These institutions provide incentives for workplace training that may have favourable effects on productivity, earnings and labour market participation. We present evidence on the earnings effects of attaining vocational qualifications in adulthood through two…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Apprenticeships, Workplace Learning, Work Experience
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Watson, Cate; Husband, Gary Andrew; Young, Helen Louise – Journal of Education and Work, 2020
Further education policy across the UK has diverged significantly over the last decade. While in both countries colleges have been subject to a programme of restructuring and rationalisation, Scotland now has a largely 'nationalised' sector while England has adopted a more market-led approach which has been characterised in some quarters as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Postsecondary Education, Adult Education, Educational Policy
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Mohan, Preeya – Journal of Education and Work, 2020
Technical efficiency is the ability of a firm to produce its maximum output using a set of inputs or to minimise the use of its inputs to produce a certain level of output. When a firm is operating at its most efficient, operating costs can be minimised, profits maximised and competitiveness improved. This study investigates the role of a firm's…
Descriptors: Human Capital, Productivity, Innovation, Role
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Fettes, Trisha; Evans, Karen; Kashefpakdel, Elnaz – Journal of Education and Work, 2020
This paper focuses on how generic skills can be developed to enable young adults to best utilise them in making transitions into the labour market. Drawing on the literature and a Commercial Education Trust study of practices which encourage employer engagement in skills development, it is argued that 'putting skills to work' is not automatic or…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Transfer of Training, Career Readiness, Mentors
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Fowlie, Julie; Forder, Clare – Journal of Education and Work, 2020
Preparing students for employment involves encouraging ownership of their employability and engagement in opportunities that can help them improve it. Industrial placements play an important role in this but declining numbers of students are undertaking them. Using data collected over a three-year period at a Business School in a UK university,…
Descriptors: Behavior Change, Behavior Theories, Employment Potential, Barriers
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Nordberg, Tanja H.; Andreassen, Tone Alm – Journal of Education and Work, 2020
This article explores the degree of professional control over a profession's knowledge base and the extent to which this control, and the knowledge base itself, are challenged by various stakeholders' agendas when public authorities allow societal stakeholders to influence education programmes. The analysis is based on a politically-initiated…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Change, Stakeholders, Foreign Countries
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Ye, Rebecca – Journal of Education and Work, 2020
Drawing on pragmatic and occupational sociology, this paper examines how individuals in Sweden embark on occupations that are in nascent stage and for work tasks that are weakly defined. I accompanied a group of aspirants as they moved from a higher vocational education programme into the labour market, following their learning journeys towards…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Vocational Education, Entry Workers, Ethics
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Gaurav, Sarthak; Sheikh, Rayees Ahmad – Journal of Education and Work, 2020
Medicine and engineering are two of the most sought after professions in India. However, despite the popularity of these two professions and structural issues in the tertiary education system, not much is known about the correlates of working as a doctor or an engineer. In this paper, we use unit-level data from a nationally representative sample…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Occupations, Medicine, Engineering
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