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Peou, Chivoin – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
Cambodia has in the past 15 years been catching up with the global and regional trends of rapid expansion of higher education, but its specific socio-historical context has engendered particular life course and societal implications. Engaging with the current policy attention to the cause of skills mismatch in Cambodia, this article aims to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Undergraduate Students, Majors (Students)
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Köpsén, S.; Andersson, P. – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
This study investigates continuing professional development (CPD) of vocational teachers, with a focus on recurrent participation. Vocational teachers need to be competent as teachers and in relation to their vocational teaching subject. Reformation of Swedish vocational education in order to strengthen the working-life connection imposes demands…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Sociocultural Patterns, Foreign Countries, Faculty Development
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Tavares, Orlanda – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
In a context where mass higher education has eroded the job security once guaranteed by higher qualifications, students are more likely to view higher education as an "investment" which should yield return in terms of their employability. The aim of this study is to understand whether Portuguese students consider employability as the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Employment Potential
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O'Leary, Simon – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
Enhancing graduate employability is a priority for many stakeholders in higher education and this research explores graduates' experiences of, and attitudes towards, the inclusion of employability-related support in undergraduate degree programmes. A literature review is supplemented by primary research on a targeted sample of 104 graduates from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Graduates, Student Attitudes, Employment Potential
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Haapakorpi, Arja – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
In Finland, doctoral employment outside the academy has been increasing. Universities can no longer absorb the numbers in the doctoral labour force and research and development (R&D) policy emphasises the need for specialised research capacity in non-academic sectors; the highest academic degree is assumed to add value. However, the transition…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Competence, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Students
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Pilcher, Nick; Fernie, Scott; Smith, Karen – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
National Qualifications Frameworks (NQFs) are a global phenomenon. This is evidenced by their scale, coverage and intrinsic link with education policy across Europe and beyond. Research into their impact has encompassed a number of perspectives; theoretical, practical and evaluative. Yet, despite the existence of critical literature related to the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Qualifications, National Standards, Program Implementation
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Lundahl, Lisbeth; Lindblad, Michael; Lovén, Anders; Mårald, Gunilla; Svedberg, Gudrun – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
This article aims to deepen understanding of the trajectories through school and into adulthood of people who did not attain valued qualifications from upper secondary school ("non-completers"), and explore the fruitfulness of careership theory for such analysis. It is based on interviews with 100 young Swedes: 81 non-completers and 19…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Education Work Relationship, Foreign Countries, Dropouts
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Allais, Stephanie; Marock, Carmel; Ngcwangu, Siphelo – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
In South Africa, a national peak structure, the Human Resource Development Council, led by the Deputy President and consisting of key Cabinet Ministers, senior leaders from organised labour and business, community representatives, professional bodies and experts from research and higher education, was established to enable high-level coordination…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Foreign Countries, Skill Development, Higher Education
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Hodgson, Ann; Spours, Ken; Smith, David – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
Apprenticeship systems across the globe are having to adapt to changing international economic and social trends. England is no exception. This article examines the latest model of apprenticeship in England from the perspective of the "mediators" who work at local and regional level with employers to construct and deliver the majority of…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Foreign Countries, Focus Groups, Small Businesses
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Keshavarz Haddad, GholamReza – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
In the framework of a household's collective decision processes, this study presents a structural empirical model to test the hypothesis that child labour is compelled by household's poverty and parent's bargaining power against one another. To this end, a measure for mother's intra-household bargaining power is developed. I use Iranian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Labor, Parents, Poverty
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Barma, Sylvie; Laferrière, Thérèse; Lemieux, Bruno; Massé-Morneau, Julie; Vincent, Marie-Caroline – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
This formative intervention documents the emergence of a hybrid activity aiming at student engagement and academic achievement. In this context-bound study, early stages of this activity consisted in establishing PénArt meant to enable high school students with difficulties to start up their own business at school. It involved reaching agreements…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, High School Students, Intervention, Business Skills
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Han, Seong Won – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
This study examines the degree of association between students' STEM occupational expectations and between-country differences in public attitudes toward science and technology (S&T). This study focuses on public attitudes among two different populations: students and adults. Three-level Hierarchical Generalised Linear Models are employed to…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Career Choice, High School Students, Public Opinion
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Van Praag, Lore; Van Caudenberg, Rut; Nouwen, Ward; Clycq, Noel; Timmerman, Christiane – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
This study focuses on how students, who for a variety of reasons struggle in mainstream secondary schools, can be supported and engaged by alternative forms of education and training to attain a (formal) qualification. Interviews and focus groups are carried out with school staff members of distinct types of alternative learning arenas in Flanders…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Nontraditional Education, Qualitative Research, Focus Groups
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Protsch, Paula – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
Employers' recruitment behaviour in entry labour markets is central for young people's transitions from school to work. Whereas previous research has focused on the effects of specific applicant characteristics, I concentrate on how organisational characteristics, namely organisation size and private or public sector affiliation, relate to…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Decision Making, Institutional Characteristics, Recruitment
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Dobbins, Tony; Plows, Alexandra – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
The orthodox supply-side human capital theory (HCT) paradigm is inadequate for understanding and adjusting to labour market volatility in UK regional economies like Wales. This article explores the role of regional labour market intermediaries (LMIs) in matching supply (skills) and demand (job opportunities) in regional labour markets. Some LMIs…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Human Capital, Job Skills, Foreign Countries
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