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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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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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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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Veltman, M. E.; Van Keulen, J.; Voogt, J. M. – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
To an increasing extent, society requires professionals to cross boundaries in order to deal with wicked problems. However, little is known about how interventions in higher professional education (HPE) foster learning through boundary crossing in the context of addressing wicked problems. Drawing upon the three-dimension model of wickedness by…
Descriptors: Professional Education, Higher Education, Problem Solving, Interdisciplinary Approach
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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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Achenreiner, Gwen; Kleckner, Mary Jae; Knight, Peter; Lilly, Bryan – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
Higher education institutions, communities, and employers experience challenges as young professionals continually adjust their workplace-participation views and behaviours. Higher education institutions face changes in student demand for job-oriented training, and the associated attrition from established programmes is costly. Communities find it…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Colleges, Student Recruitment, Higher Education
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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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Bouchakour, Radhia; Saad, Mohammed; Guermat, Cherif – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
This paper investigates the impact of higher education characteristics on economic performance. Despite a relatively plethoric literature, there is still a clear lack of understanding of the interaction of teaching and training with knowledge, innovation and economic performance; the heterogeneity across levels of economic development; and the…
Descriptors: Institutional Characteristics, Economic Development, Diversity (Institutional), Higher Education
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Liyanagamage, Nilupulee; Glavas, Charmaine; Kodagoda, Thilakshi – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
Higher education participation rates are rising globally, and an increasing proportion of students are combining educational studies with paid employment. A plethora of research has focused on examining the nexus between higher education and employment, with outcomes largely geared towards investigating the negative effects of combining these…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Self Control, Undergraduate Students
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Haapakorpi, Arja – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
Higher education is based on a disciplinary system and science-specific educational programmes, but multi/interdisciplinarity (MD/ID) knowledge, working methods and collaboration are becoming common in the workplace with complex tasks and digital work environments. This article will provide an insight into these issues by presenting a study of the…
Descriptors: Employees, Case Studies, Technological Advancement, Engineering
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Salinas, Paulina; Romaní, Gianni; Silva, Jimena – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
The objective of this study is to analyse the professional training of the students of mining courses, regarding the career barriers and the strategies to reverse them. Twenty-seven interviews with programme heads and union leaders in the industry were carried out. The results show paradoxical discourses: the programme heads point out that the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Fairness, Careers, Barriers
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Holmberg, Liila; Kalalahti, Mira; Varjo, Janne; Kivirauma, Joel; Mäkelä, Marja-Liisa; Saarinen, Minna; Zacheus, Tuomas; Jahnukainen, Markku – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
This article examines the educational trajectories envisioned by immigrant-origin youths. The mixed-methods research draws upon quantitative (N = 445) and interview data (n = 112). Whereas most prior research focuses on educational achievement or educational attainment of immigrant-origin youth, this article focuses on their outlooks concerning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Higher Education, Immigrants
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Hailemariam, Abebe – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
This article examines the long-run effect of higher education, measured in average years of tertiary schooling, on the level and growth rate of national per capita income. It uses an improved dataset on educational attainments which not only reduces measurement error but also overcomes data comparability issues and allows us to estimate the…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Higher Education, Educational History, Human Capital
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