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Spöttl, Georg; Windelband, Lars – Journal of Education and Work, 2021
Within the context of 'Industry 4.0', work organisation and work processes will change, along with ongoing automation and real-time oriented control of production. The same is true for work contents and the interaction and communication between humans and technology, which entail many consequences for users and providers throughout the entire…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Industrialization, Vocational Education, Automation
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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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Mason, Geoff – Journal of Education and Work, 2020
This paper reviews evidence on two serious imbalances in the UK education and training system: The heavy bias in public spending on initial education and training (for 18-24-year olds) towards higher education at the expense of further education and vocational education and training. The very weak government support for continuing education and…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Vocational Education, Continuing Education, Foreign Countries
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Maguire, Sue – Journal of Education and Work, 2020
This paper examines the role of the UK's post-16 education and training system in supporting the young unemployed. It maps the trajectory of a series of time-limited policy initiatives, which have attempted to install a training system for young people alongside containing fluctuating levels of youth unemployment. The impact of the expansion of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Adults, Unemployment, Public Policy
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Percy, Chris; Tomlinson, Michael; Huddleston, Prue – Journal of Education and Work, 2020
This paper identifies a nascent trend in several countries regarding increased collection, public availability and use of destination data for graduates of secondary education, with policy ambitions to support pupil-level decision-making and drive provider-level accountability. This trend mirrors the previous development of such data for higher…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Data Collection, Secondary Education, Educational Research
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Brown, Phillip – Journal of Education and Work, 2020
A fundamental shift is taking place in the way we think about the future of work and its relationship to education, training and the labour market. Until recently, expanding higher education was widely believed to result in higher earnings, reflecting an insatiable demand for knowledge workers. In the United Kingdom, this race to higher education…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Job Training
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Orr, Kevin – Journal of Education and Work, 2020
This paper considers the position of Further Education (FE) in the light of the analysis undertaken by Geoff Mason (this issue). It argues that despite great optimism as to the potential of FE to raise productivity and enhance social mobility this has not been achieved due to underfunding and the current system of governance. Without bold moves in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Productivity
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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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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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