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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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Bohlinger, Sandra – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
Launched in 2008 as a 'Common Reference Framework' including eight levels of learning and three descriptors that aimed at providing a 'translation grid' between national qualifications, the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) aims at numerous educational reforms such as promoting the learning outcomes orientation, transparency of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, National Standards, Qualifications, Educational Change
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Hanley, Pam; Orr, Kevin – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
England's further education (FE) sector has been characterised by instability and policy churn for at least three decades during which time reform of vocational education and training (VET) has been piled on top of reform, with few resulting in lasting change. In the context of another ambitious new reform of VET in England, this article reports…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Recruitment, Vocational Education Teachers, Educational Policy
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Shevchuk, Andrey; Strebkov, Denis; Davis, Shannon N. – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
Previous research examining skill mismatch in the labour market has ignored potential implications for workers outside of the work environment. We argue that the psychological strain that the discrepancy between worker's skills and job requirements wields on workers spills over into the non-work sphere, increasing work-life conflict. This study…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Job Satisfaction, Family Work Relationship, Conflict
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Rudakov, Victor; Roshchin, Sergey – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
This paper analyses the impact of academic achievement on future salaries by looking into the grade point average (GPA)-earnings relationship for graduates of a leading Russian university. The study is based on pooled cross-sectional graduate survey data for 2014-2015. The issue of how student academic achievement impacts future labour market…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Salaries, Grade Point Average
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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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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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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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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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Groleau, Amélie; Smith, Michael R. – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
Previous research has documented substantial overqualification and an association with social disadvantage and fields of study. Overqualification persistence has been less studied. Persistence is more important than prevalence because skill and job matches are likely to involve lags. Our data set allows us to estimate the prevalence, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Graduates, Employment Qualifications, Employment Potential
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De Vos, M. E.; Baartman, L. K. J.; Van Der Vleuten, C. P. M.; De Bruijn, E. – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
Vocational education aims at preparing students for their future as professionals; thus, students are often required to undergo a form of on-the-job learning. Assessment of professional performance during on-the-job learning is not based on single observations, but on prolonged participation at the workplace culminating in judgement by a workplace…
Descriptors: Workplace Learning, On the Job Training, Vocational Education, Personnel Evaluation
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Fernandez, Frank; Liu, Huacong – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
Policymakers are increasingly concerned that employees need both foundational skills, such as numeracy, and soft skills to take better advantage of new technologies and adapt to changing work. In this study, we examined the relationships between the use of soft skills and occupational outcomes among a nationally representative sample of adult…
Descriptors: 21st Century Skills, Employment Qualifications, Job Skills, Skill Development
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Nisula, Anna-Maija; Metso, Sari – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
The present paper proposes a conceptual model in which both personal and perceived workplace-related factors affect vocational students' workplace learning success in real workplace environments, with workplace learning success constituted by students' professional learning and satisfaction. We empirically tested the proposed model in two survey…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Workplace Learning, Work Environment, Student Satisfaction
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Sharma, Binita; Dangal, Megh R. – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
This study examines how child labour carried out in Nepal's brick kilns impacts classroom performance and achievement, while also exploring parents' perspectives towards it. To this end, a field study within select brick kilns was conducted among child labourers as well as adults whose offspring had previously worked as child labourers.…
Descriptors: Child Labor, Seasonal Laborers, Foreign Countries, Parent Attitudes
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