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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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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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Lehmann, Wolfgang – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
As undergraduate degrees have become increasingly common and their relative value has declined, employers increasingly look for evidence other than human capital that can distinguish one candidate from another. Both social and personal capital are important in this respect, but also create disadvantages for university graduates from less…
Descriptors: Working Class, Human Capital, Career Development, Social Networks
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Menendez Alvarez-Hevia, David; Naylor, Steven – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
This paper contributes to critical understandings of the significance of employability in current debates about the transformation of Higher Education (HE). We express our concerns about the implications of orientating HE to utilitarian demands in the light of a tendency to align discussions about the significance of studying at university with…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Higher Education, Education Work Relationship, Student Experience
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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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Gbadamosi, Gbolahan; Evans, Carl; Jones, Katherine; Hickman, Mitchell; Rudley, Hannah – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
This paper explores the perceptions of degree students at two UK universities regarding their work placement and part-time working activities, to assess if the two activities converge. The research comprises three stages: interviews for preliminary exploration of students' perceptions towards work placement and part-time work; interviews to…
Descriptors: Job Placement, Part Time Employment, Employment Potential, Student Employment
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Beicht, Ursula; Walden, Günter – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
High educational aspirations are considered to be a crucial factor for educational success and social advancement. As is also the case in many western European countries, migrants in Germany have higher aspirations than non-migrants. Although migrants' average school performance levels are significantly lower, their greater educational aspirations…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Occupational Aspiration, Migrants, Access to Education
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Elken, Mari; Tellmann, Silje Maria – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
Higher education institutions are increasingly expected to demonstrate the relevance of the education provided and establish tighter links with the labour market. The introduction of learning outcomes represents one such development. The article examines the extent to which various intermediary organisations are involved in decisions about…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Organizations (Groups), Professional Associations, Higher Education
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Andersson, Per; Köpsén, Susanne – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
Changes in working life require development in vocational education and training (VET) to retain industrial currency. VET teachers are key actors in VET, and their continuing professional development (CPD) in vocational subjects is central to the currency of VET. This study is situated in Sweden, with a mainly school-based VET system where VET…
Descriptors: Vocational Education Teachers, Vocational Education, Education Work Relationship, Workplace Learning
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Gopalan, Neena; Goodman, Suki; Hardy, Anneli; Jacobs, Carla – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
While there has been a proliferation of interest and research into work-family studies we know little about how employees who study while working manage their multiple and sometimes conflicting roles. This research focuses on non-traditional students (NTS), whose representation in the general student population has increased, and explores how they…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Students, Individual Characteristics, Student Satisfaction, Student Responsibility
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John, June Park; Carnoy, Martin – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
We analyse race and gender trends in the Silicon Valley technology industry from 1980 to 2015, with a focus on education, employment and wages in computer science. Racial gaps in representation are more salient among programmers than in the overall technology labour force; in addition, we document a stable or increasing gender gap across all races…
Descriptors: Computer Science Education, Race, Ethnicity, Geographic Regions
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Pullman, Ashley; Jongbloed, Janine – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
Through analyses of Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC) data, the following study considers the direct and indirect association between education and workplace task discretion in 30 countries. By focusing on cross-national comparison, it considers the ways in which these findings are dependent on both the…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Adults, Professional Autonomy, Context Effect
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Hodgson, Ann; Spours, Ken; Smith, David; Jeanes, Julia – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
Education providers and employers working together to prepare young people and adults for employment is internationally accepted as a key factor in effective technical and vocational education. In the English context, however, we argue that two related orthodoxies have prevailed -- 'employer engagement' and 'skills supply' -- in which education…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Education Work Relationship, Foreign Countries, School Business Relationship
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Hegna, Kristinn – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
The aim of this paper is to describe changing learner identities and trajectories of identification that take place among vocational education and training (VET) apprentices in Norway. This paper describes 23 young, male VET students' learner identities in compulsory school (age 7-15) in comparison to their learner identities in VET…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Vocational Education, Apprenticeships, Males
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