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Bertron, Caroline; Kolopp, Sarah – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
Drawing on our experiences of interviewing elites, this article suggests that methodological reflexivity yields insights into the construction of symbolic and social hierarchies in contextualised interactions. The paper focuses on "academic culture" as the "locus" through which power relations were experienced in interview…
Descriptors: Culture, Power Structure, Interviews, Research Methodology
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Ross, C.; Moore, S. – Journal of Education and Work, 2016
This article explores the use of Biographical Narrative Interpretive Methods (BNIM) in research on motivations for trade union learning. Our use of BNIM--a new methodological approach for us--was intended to test our own research practice in an effort to get further inside the "felt world" and "lived life" of the union learner.…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Biographies, Learning Motivation, Unions
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Bauer, Johannes; Mulder, Regina H. – Journal of Education and Work, 2013
This article addresses two research questions concerning nurses' engagement in social learning activities after errors at work. Firstly, we investigated how this engagement relates to nurses' interpretations of the error situation and perceptions of a safe team climate. The results indicate that the individual estimation of an error as relevant to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nurses, Research Methodology, Attitudes
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Fehring, Heather; Bessant, Judith – Journal of Education and Work, 2009
This paper draws on research that documents the work, financial and personal benefits, and skill trajectories of trade and bachelor graduates' for the 10 years after completion of their initial education. The primary aim of the project is to better understand how people draw on their initial education and training. We suggest that while there is…
Descriptors: Research Design, Promotion (Occupational), Research Methodology, Labor Market
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Daehlen, Marianne – Journal of Education and Work, 2007
Professional practice is important in the lives of many people and it is often assumed that professionals are motivated with a desire to serve the public interest. However, studies have increasingly addressed the professional dilemma of combining demands for efficiency with the obligation to help others. This study examines what professionals want…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Job Security, Job Satisfaction, Educational Status Comparison
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Zemblyas, Michalinos – Journal of Education and Work, 2006
This paper aims at problematizing the context of power relations and politics while engaging in work-based learning (WBL). The author uses Foucault's ideas on power/knowledge, ethics and subjectivity to show that he has something to say of particular relevance and importance to those engaged in WBL. Foucauldian ideas make possible an interrogation…
Descriptors: Ethics, Research Methodology, Education Work Relationship, Employees
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Bradley, Graham – Journal of Education and Work, 2006
Increasing numbers of full-time university students mix their studies with paid employment. The current research examined the nature, extent and correlates of paid work amongst a sample of 246 university students. Approximately 85% of the sample reported having a paid job during semester, a figure that exceeds that found in previous studies. Five…
Descriptors: Grade Point Average, Academic Achievement, Student Attitudes, College Students
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Loo, Sai; Lucas, Norman – Journal of Education and Work, 2004
The article starts by providing a brief historical context for the introduction of the New Deal and then describes the aims and structure of the New Deal in FE (Further Education) colleges. Based on a small-scale research project on FE colleges in London and south-east England, the article analyses issues and challenges arising from the experience…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Education, Social Integration, Educational Policy
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Smith, Erica – Journal of Education and Work, 2003
This article examines the scope for state intervention in the training and learning environment of young people in initial employment. It reports on the findings of a qualitative study of 11 teenagers entering full-time employment in New South Wales, Australia relating to the breadth and depth of the young people's learning in their jobs, and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Intervention, Adolescents, Youth Employment
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Hesketh, Anthony J. – Journal of Education and Work, 2000
A survey of 372 British employers showed they tended to recruit an elite group of graduates from a hierarchy of institutions, making problematic a proposed flat tuition fee. Employer skill needs appeared to be converging, and claims of a skills gap in highly qualified workers were not supported by the data. (Contains 62 references.) (SK)
Descriptors: College Graduates, Employer Attitudes, Employment Qualifications, Foreign Countries