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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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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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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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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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Aspøy, Tove Mogstad – Journal of Education and Work, 2020
International political discourse has implied that upskilling leads to higher productivity and growth. Combining aspects from skills theory and institutional theory, this article asks what role upskilling can play in making bad jobs better, drawing on previous research about the process of professionalising the cleaning occupation in Norway. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Service Occupations, Sanitation, Skill Development
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James, David – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
In the context of devolution, this paper argues that there is a distinctively Welsh flavour to FE and Skills policy, but that its nature and formation needs to be understood both intrinsically and relationally, especially in terms of its relationship to parallel policy developments in England. Consideration is given to structural aspects and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Educational Policy, Politics of Education
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Hodgson, Ann; Spours, Ken; Gallacher, Jim; Irwin, Tracy; James, David – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
This article builds on the previous articles in this special issue to explore two related concepts -- a 'UK policy laboratory' and 'expansive policy learning', with a specific focus on further education (FE) and skills. We argue that the potential for a UK policy laboratory in this area is based primarily on a new balance between the forces of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Vocational Education, Apprenticeships
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Gallacher, Jim; Reeve, Fiona – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
This article considers the implications of a 'managed' approach to skills policy in Scotland, in which Government policy and the role of national institutional frameworks can be seen to be influential, and which contrasts with the more marketised approach which has been a central aspect of policy in England. A number of themes within these…
Descriptors: Government Role, Educational Policy, Apprenticeships, Labor Force Development
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Hodgson, Ann; Spours, Ken – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
During the 25 years since Incorporation, when further education (FE) colleges were taken out of local government control, FE in England has been shaped by processes of marketisation to become a competitive national sector that has increasingly diverged from the more 'collaborative system logic' of the other three countries of the UK. However,…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Governance, Colleges
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Keep, Ewart – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
This article provides a response to the other contributions in this special issue and explores the range and scale of the opportunities for policy learning across the four UK nations. It addresses the importance of locating FE and skills policy within wider national policy contexts, national choices between markets and systems and the wider…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Laboratories, Adult Education, Foreign Countries
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Morrison, Andrew – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
This article applies Paul Gomberg's theory of contributive justice to the problematic of working-class graduates' access to skilled and meaningful work in the UK. I begin by outlining Gomberg's argument for the importance of quality work as a key social good. I then draw upon a range of sociologically-informed literature to offer a two-fold…
Descriptors: Working Class, Employment Potential, College Graduates, Foreign Countries
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Livingstone, D. W. – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
'Employers know that they can hire worldwide now … so, there is limitless supply of people … who can do the job … . they're all qualified, most of them are actually over-qualified … . I'm a wage slave basically, I don't think we have very much social status … . we are replaceable workers … I mean, the employer holds all the cards really. We are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Graduates, Underemployment, Employment Patterns
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Bohlinger, Sandra – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
Launched in 2008 as a 'Common Reference Framework' including eight levels of learning and three descriptors that aimed at providing a 'translation grid' between national qualifications, the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) aims at numerous educational reforms such as promoting the learning outcomes orientation, transparency of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Standards, Qualifications, Educational Change
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Maurer, Markus – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
In many parts of the world, recognition of prior learning (RPL) is considered to be an important means of improving access to VET qualifications. In Switzerland -- the country with arguably the highest rates of company-based VET at upper secondary level -- adults with work experience of at least 5 years have had the option of accessing VET…
Descriptors: Prior Learning, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Secondary School Students
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Otchia, Christian S.; Yamada, Shoko – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
Recent evidence indicates substantial heterogeneity in the returns to skills across countries, but only a few studies have explained the varying patterns in the return to skills. Using the 2013 STEP data for Ghana and Kenya, we estimate the causal effect of cognitive and noncognitive skills on a large set of labour market outcomes by controlling…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cognitive Ability, Thinking Skills, Labor Market
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