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Bing, Chan Yi; Che Mustafa, Mazlina – Southeast Asia Early Childhood, 2021
With the increased number of women participation in the labour force and the encouragement from the Malaysia government to the private sector in setting up preschool and early childcare centre, there is a high demand on the number of institution-based private childcare centre. However, the literature has shown that the number of childcare centres…
Descriptors: Private Schools, Child Care Centers, Administrator Effectiveness, Leadership Styles
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Maitra, Srabani – Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education, 2015
In the current Canadian neo-liberal labour market work-related learning and training are considered key strategies for developing workers' economic productivity and expediting their integration to the labour market. An important aspect of such training and learning now consists of soft-skills. Yet, some scholars are ambivalent about the nature of…
Descriptors: Asians, Immigrants, Labor Market, Females
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Shan, Hongxia – Globalisation, Societies and Education, 2015
A core mode of governance in the era of neoliberalism is through the production of "entrepreneurial self". This paper explores how the "entrepreneurial self" is produced for 21 Chinese immigrant women in Canada. The women displayed extraordinary entrepreneurialism by investing in Canadian education. Becoming entrepreneurial,…
Descriptors: Entrepreneurship, Asians, Females, High Achievement
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Ledman, Kristina; Rosvall, Per-Åke; Nylund, Mattias – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Sweden is internationally commended for a high degree of gender equality, but many divisions in Swedish society, including the labour market, disadvantage women. This paper addresses gendered divisions of preparation for civic participation in the vocational upper secondary national curricula, which may participate in reproduction of the pattern.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Gender Differences, Sex Stereotypes
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Heijstra, Thamar M.; Einarsdóttir, Þorgerður; Pétursdóttir, Gyða M.; Steinþórsdóttir, Finnborg S. – European Educational Research Journal, 2017
In the labour market women's jobs have frequently been conceptually and literally tied to housework and hence thought of as unskilled and therefore undervalued. Although academic institutions have undergone changes, the fact that women still carry the main responsibility for domestic and caring tasks continues to follow them into the academic work…
Descriptors: Housework, Labor Market, Gender Differences, Caring
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Hutchison, Kirsten – Gender and Education, 2012
This paper develops a new analysis of homework by building on feminist scholarship which documents the invisible labour done by women in support of their children's education. While numerous studies have examined the relationship between homework and achievement, little attention has been paid to the largely gendered and potentially stressful…
Descriptors: Homework, Social Class, Mothers, Parent Participation
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Mansuy, Michèle; Werquin, Patrick – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
For young people in the southern Mediterranean, labour market entry is long and difficult. Empirical tests carried out in one Moroccan region show that informal employment largely predominates among young people. Even if a qualification does not protect them from unemployment, it is necessary for access to formal jobs. Experience in the labour…
Descriptors: Career Choice, Employment, Foreign Countries, Labor Market
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Ng, Roxana; Shan, Hongxia – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2010
Critiques of lifelong learning have focused on the neo-liberal underpinning of state policy, where individuals are expected to take responsibility for meeting the needs of changing labour market conditions in the post-Fordist economy. We treat lifelong learning as an "ideological frame" that (re)shapes how people see and understand…
Descriptors: Females, Labor Market, Lifelong Learning, Education Work Relationship
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Mulhall, Sue – Journal of Education and Work, 2016
This study narrates the role of education/training in the career success stories of twelve women on an Irish active labour market programme, Community Employment (CE). All from lower socio-economic groups, having early school-leaving backgrounds, and, prior to CE, were long-term unemployed. CE enhances the employability of the long-term unemployed…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Role of Education, Females, Dropouts
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Fasching, Helga – European Journal of Special Needs Education, 2014
The aim of this contribution is to shed light on the following questions: to what extent are labour market policy measures accessible for women and men with ID (intellectual disabilities)? What is the reality of transition to employment for this target group? What is the success rate of women and men with ID accessing labour market policy measures…
Descriptors: Mental Retardation, Vocational Education, Labor Market, Job Skills
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Duquet, Nils; Glorieux, Ignace; Laurijssen, Ilse; Van Dorsselaer, Yolis – Journal of Education and Work, 2010
Despite their generally higher educational attainment, young women are characterised by lower labour market positions than men in Belgium. Using regression and decomposition analyses on data from the longitudinal SONAR survey on the transition from school to work, we examine to what extent subject choice and processes of family formation can…
Descriptors: Females, Educational Attainment, Labor Market, Foreign Countries
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Sánchez-Pérez, Rosario – Research in Higher Education Journal, 2012
This paper analyses the efficiency of higher education in equalizing the feasible wages obtained for men and women in the labour market. To do that, It is estimated two stochastic frontiers. The first one measures the effect of higher education inside the group of men and women for six European countries. The results indicate that in Denmark,…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Comparative Analysis, Gender Differences, Foreign Countries
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Simon, Linda; Clarke, Kira – Education & Training, 2016
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to explore some of the issues affecting successful employment outcomes for young women in male-dominated careers, focusing on those generally accessed via a traditional Australian apprenticeship model. Current patterns of participation in trades-based fields of education and training reinforce the highly…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Females, Mixed Methods Research, Career Exploration
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Chesters, Jenny – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2014
The transition into a post-industrial economy changed the nature of the Australian labour market extinguishing jobs in traditional industries and creating jobs in new industries. Workers displaced from the manufacturing sector and women seeking to re-enter the labour market after taking time out for family reasons need to retrain in order to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reentry Students, Education Work Relationship, Labor Force
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Shan, Hongxia – International Journal of Lifelong Education, 2009
Research has extensively documented the employment barriers facing immigrants in Canada. Less attention is paid to the employment strategies that immigrants deploy in the host labour market. To address this gap in the literature, two projects are conducted to examine how immigrant women learn to optimize their labour market outcomes. Both projects…
Descriptors: Credentials, Females, Global Approach, Labor Market
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