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Bynner, John – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
This paper relates most closely to David Raffe's writing on "policy borrowing" across countries and across time and his illumination for policy purposes of transition concepts such as "pathways". The discussion makes the point that concepts can both illuminate empirical reality as well as distort it. The paper then moves on to…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Policy Formation, Education Work Relationship, Comparative Education
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Howieson, Cathy; Spours, Ken; Young, Michael – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
This Introduction provides an overview of the distinctive contribution of the late David Raffe to educational research in the UK and internationally over a 40-year period. His wide-ranging research on post-compulsory education and training systems was enriched by the development of conceptual distinctions that have become part of the lingua franca…
Descriptors: Social Science Research, Educational Policy, Educational Improvement, Educational Research
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Iannelli, Cristina; Smyth, Emer – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
David Raffe was a highly influential figure in the field of transitions research. His work carefully delineated how national institutional policies shape transition processes and outcomes. Curriculum structure and organisation were seen as key features of these transition systems, his work tracing the relative impact of vocational and academic…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Education Work Relationship, Regression (Statistics), Course Selection (Students)
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Howieson, Cathy; Croxford, Linda – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
This paper considers the role of independent research in helping an education and training system "know itself", illustrating this through the experience of the Centre for Educational Sociology (CES) of which David Raffe was a member and director. It highlights the tensions in the research-policy relationship arising from the different…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Policy Formation, Decision Making, Educational Sociology
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Kämäräinen, Pekka – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
This article provides a picture on the contribution of David Raffe to European cooperation in the field of vocational education and training (VET). It is based on the experiences of the author and his colleagues on European events and projects in which David participated from the early 1990s until 2009. The Section 2 gives impressions of David's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Educational Cooperation, Scholarship
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Gamoran, Adam; Bruch, Sarah K. – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
Educational inequality is a pressing problem in much of the English-speaking world and especially in the United States, as the last three decades have witnessed rising inequality on several measures. This is an appropriate subject for a special issue commemorating the contributions of David Raffe, whose career of scholarship greatly enhanced our…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Policy, Vocational Education, Educational Research
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Allais, Stephanie – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
This paper engages with an extensive body of research by David Raffe to explore what it means to say that a qualifications framework "works", in light of the limited evidence to support the claims made about this popular policy phenomenon. The framework regarded as the most successful, the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework, is…
Descriptors: Employment Qualifications, Classification, Education Work Relationship, Context Effect
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Wolff, Karin – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
Employer complaints of engineering graduate inability to "apply knowledge" suggests a need to interrogate the complex theory-practice relationship in twenty-first century real world contexts. Focussing specifically on the application of mathematics, physics and logic-based disciplinary knowledge, the research examines engineering…
Descriptors: Engineering Education, Undergraduate Students, Job Skills, Skill Development
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Papafilippou, Vanda; Bentley, Laura – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
This article, drawing upon the Paired Peers project, a longitudinal qualitative study (n = 90), examines how seven UK engineering graduates, four women and three men, construct their career identities during the transitionary period from university to work. It explores how gender and the occupational cultures that reside within the sector, and the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Professional Identity, Longitudinal Studies, Engineering Education
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Marks, Gary N. – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
The purpose of this study is to examine the effects of university and vocational education, and other influences on a variety of labour market outcomes for Australian youths aged between 16 and 25. The six labour market outcomes investigated are: occupational status, hourly and weekly earnings, employment, unemployment and full-time work. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Students, Universities, Vocational Education
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Warshaw, Jarrett B.; Toutkoushian, Robert K.; Choi, Hyejin – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
For a future faculty member the choice of which graduate programme and institution to attend is considered to have important implications for securing academic employment, developing skills to succeed in academia, and yielding positive returns on investment of time and money in education. Yet does it matter where a faculty member attends graduate…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, College Choice, Reputation, Career Choice
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Petzold, Knut – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
By virtue of the internationalisation of economies, international student mobility is considered increasingly important for professional careers. However, most studies focus on the supply-side by using graduate surveys, which face problems of graduates' self-selection. Other studies on employers' opinions often lack rigour analysis and report…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Employer Attitudes, Vignettes, Foreign Countries
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Tran, Le Huu Nghia – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
This article reports a study that investigated student engagement and inhibitors of their engagement with developing employability skills via extra-curricular activities in Vietnamese universities. Content analysis of 18 interviews with students and statistical analysis of 423 students' responses to a paper-based survey showed that despite a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Learner Engagement, Employment Qualifications, Extracurricular Activities
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Kasler, Jonathan; Zysberg, Leehu; Harel, Nofar – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
Undergraduates approaching completion of their studies may embrace the prospect of entry into the world of work as a challenge or conversely, may view it with trepidation. This study explores three major personal resources that may be associated with how young undergraduates view their future employability: perceived hope, grit and emotional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, College Seniors, Student Attitudes
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Rusten, Grete; Hermelin, Brita – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
This study explores industry-education collaboration on vocational education and training (VET) in upper secondary schools in Sweden and Norway, with particular attention to the initiatives, organisation and operational management, and aspects of robustness and lock-in effects. The case studies include two upper secondary schools situated in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary Schools, Vocational Schools, Vocational Education
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