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Hernandez-Gantes, Victor M.; Keighobadi, Sasha; Fletcher, Edward C., Jr. – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
The career readiness of high school students has been a longstanding issue that has received renewed attention in recent years. To document an approach to promoting career readiness in the United States, we conducted an exploratory case study of a distinguished information technology career academy. Using the premises of capital building as a…
Descriptors: High School Students, Career Readiness, Case Studies, Information Technology
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Barma, Sylvie; Laferrière, Thérèse; Lemieux, Bruno; Massé-Morneau, Julie; Vincent, Marie-Caroline – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
This formative intervention documents the emergence of a hybrid activity aiming at student engagement and academic achievement. In this context-bound study, early stages of this activity consisted in establishing PénArt meant to enable high school students with difficulties to start up their own business at school. It involved reaching agreements…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, High School Students, Intervention, Business Skills
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Han, Seong Won – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
This study examines the degree of association between students' STEM occupational expectations and between-country differences in public attitudes toward science and technology (S&T). This study focuses on public attitudes among two different populations: students and adults. Three-level Hierarchical Generalised Linear Models are employed to…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Career Choice, High School Students, Public Opinion
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Iannelli, Cristina; Smyth, Emer – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
David Raffe was a highly influential figure in the field of transitions research. His work carefully delineated how national institutional policies shape transition processes and outcomes. Curriculum structure and organisation were seen as key features of these transition systems, his work tracing the relative impact of vocational and academic…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Education Work Relationship, Regression (Statistics), Course Selection (Students)
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Siivonen, Päivi; Isopahkala-Bouret, Ulpukka – Journal of Education and Work, 2016
In this article, we will explore Finnish adult graduates' social positioning in relation to age and ageing, and the new discursive framing of employability that is firmly expressed in national as well as in European policy agendas. Age is here understood as a social construction and ageing as a lifelong process. We will analyse our joint interview…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Foreign Countries, Aging (Individuals), Interviews
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Flynn, Matthew C.; Pillay, Hitendra; Watters, Jim – Journal of Education and Work, 2016
Industry-school partnerships (ISPs) are increasingly being recognised as a new way of providing vocational education opportunities particularly in industries where there are skills shortages. However, there is limited research investigating their impact on school to work transitions. This paper reports on a government-led ISP, the Gateway to…
Descriptors: School Business Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Education Work Relationship, Vocational Education
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Lehmann, Wolfgang; Taylor, Alison; Hamm, Zane – Journal of Education and Work, 2015
Most Canadian provinces offer high-school apprenticeships to facilitate students' transitions to skilled work and address employers' concerns about labour shortages. Using interview data with graduates from high-school apprenticeships in Alberta and Ontario, we analyse the impact participation in these programmes has had on their educational and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Employment Opportunities, High School Students
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Taylor, Alison; Lehmann, Wolfgang; Raykov, Milosh – Journal of Education and Work, 2015
Completion rates are one measure of the success of apprenticeship training. But little is known about outcomes for youth who begin an apprenticeship in high school. This paper draws primarily on interviews with youth who did not continue training or work in their high school apprenticeship trade in two Canadian provinces. Our analysis focuses on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, High School Students, Apprenticeships, Academic Persistence
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Riese, Hanne – Journal of Education and Work, 2013
This article discusses how the mini-enterprise (ME) approach (Young Enterprise) can be understood as a tool for helping to achieve policy goals set for entrepreneurship. Analysis of 12 semi-structured interviews with 17-year-old students shows how social capital from friendship relations constitutes norms for interaction in MEs. To some extent,…
Descriptors: Friendship, Entrepreneurship, Student Attitudes, Social Capital
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Moulin, Stéphane; Doray, Pierre; Laplante, Benoît; Street, María Constanza – Journal of Education and Work, 2013
Researchers focused upon the work-dropping out connection tend to show a U-shaped relationship between the likelihood of dropping out and the number of hours worked outside school, with a higher exit rate for both non-working students and for students whose working hours pass a critical threshold. Yet the data typically used by these researchers…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, College Students, Dropouts, Longitudinal Studies
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Taylor, Alison; Servage, Laura – Journal of Education and Work, 2012
Enhancing school-to-work transitions for youth is a policy focus of secondary schools in most OECD countries. This paper examines one organisation's efforts to encourage high school youth to consider careers in health care by providing them with summer internship opportunities. We adopt an embedded context approach to examine the effects on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Transitional Programs, Career Exploration
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Higham, Jeremy; Farnsworth, Valerie – Journal of Education and Work, 2012
The paper discusses five work-related secondary school courses in Canada, providing an empirical account through which a new way of conceptualising vocational education is developed. Using a case study approach, we identify the mutually reinforcing dimensions of education--from policy to the course experience--that supported the enactment of an…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Courses, High Schools
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Wheelahan, Leesa – Journal of Education and Work, 2011
The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is a "first generation" qualifications framework that was established in 1995. Its purpose was to create "a comprehensive, nationally consistent yet flexible framework for all qualifications in post-compulsory education and training." It encompasses all post-compulsory…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Educational Change, Foreign Countries
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Duquet, Nils; Glorieux, Ignace; Laurijssen, Ilse; Van Dorsselaer, Yolis – Journal of Education and Work, 2010
Despite their generally higher educational attainment, young women are characterised by lower labour market positions than men in Belgium. Using regression and decomposition analyses on data from the longitudinal SONAR survey on the transition from school to work, we examine to what extent subject choice and processes of family formation can…
Descriptors: Females, Educational Attainment, Labor Market, Foreign Countries
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Canduela, Jesus; Chandler, Rachel; Elliott, Ian; Lindsay, Colin; Macpherson, Suzi; McQuaid, Ronald W.; Raeside, Robert – Journal of Education and Work, 2010
This article explores the characteristics, destinations and progression routes of early school leavers--specifically "exceptional entry winter leavers"--in Scotland. Exceptional entry allows students to enter college in the term before their statutory school leaving date--such young people attend college while formally remaining the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, College School Cooperation, College Bound Students
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