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Polesel, John; Klatt, Malgorzata; Blake, Damian; Starr, Karen – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
This article seeks to provide a school perspective on the nature and quality of the partnerships which schools form with businesses in order to deliver work placements and workplace learning in Australia. It found that the ability of schools to engage with external partners depended on the ability of school leaders to define and communicate the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Partnerships in Education, School Business Relationship, Vocational Education
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Hodgkins, Andrew P. – Journal of Education and Work, 2016
This article examines a vocational education and training partnership occurring in the Canadian oil sands mining industry. The case study involves a corporate-sponsored pre-apprenticeship training programme designed to procure aboriginal labour in the province of Alberta. Interviews with members of key partner groups and stakeholders occurred…
Descriptors: Risk Management, Vocational Education, Mining, Land Use
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Vuorinen-Lampila, Päivi – Journal of Education and Work, 2016
This article examines the employment and placement in the working life of Finnish higher education graduates (i.e. graduates from universities and polytechnics), focusing on gender equality. It reports a study on gender segregation in higher education and working life, considered in relation to Nordic gender equality policies. The data were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Graduates, Gender Discrimination, Sex Fairness
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Dismore, Harriet; Hicks, Helen; Lintern, Marc – Journal of Education and Work, 2010
The Foundation degree was introduced in the UK in 2001 with a view to addressing two main government agendas: widening participation in higher education and improving higher level skills. Both of these agendas are in response to a set of policy drivers aiming to increase levels of employment. Despite its importance in relation to these national…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Associate Degrees, College Graduates, Academic Persistence