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Hailemariam, Abebe – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
This article examines the long-run effect of higher education, measured in average years of tertiary schooling, on the level and growth rate of national per capita income. It uses an improved dataset on educational attainments which not only reduces measurement error but also overcomes data comparability issues and allows us to estimate the…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Higher Education, Educational History, Human Capital
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Bryson, Jane – Journal of Education and Work, 2015
This article argues that a focus on human capability and its development can be used to rethink the high skills policy visions favoured over recent decades. The article briefly summarises the increasing concerns with government policy formulas which have adopted a narrow focus such that skill and its accreditation is regarded as the outcome rather…
Descriptors: Capacity Building, Human Capital, Educational Policy, Holistic Approach
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Farhat, Daniel – Journal of Education and Work, 2014
Data show that educated workers earn higher wages and are unemployed less often. Some researchers believe that education improves a worker's productivity (or "human capital"), making them more desirable on the job market, while others believe that it improves a worker's network (or "social capital"), giving them more…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Human Capital, Social Capital, Education Work Relationship
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Hastwell, Kim; Strauss, Pat; Kell, Catherine – Journal of Education and Work, 2013
This paper reports on an ethnographically based study of entry level supermarket work. The study, carried out in a large suburban supermarket in Auckland, New Zealand, focused on the literacy and numeracy practices of supermarket assistants, all who had English as an additional language. It found that skills such as oral communication, personal…
Descriptors: Workplace Literacy, Vocational Education, Numeracy, Foreign Countries
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Guy, Shona; Harvey, Sharon – Journal of Education and Work, 2013
In this paper, we examine the nature of and reasons for employer-funded literacy, language and numeracy (LLN) workplace training in New Zealand, during a period where government funding has been available. To place these programmes in context, we give a historically nuanced account of employer-funded programmes in New Zealand and then look at the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Workplace Learning, Financial Support, Federal Aid
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Allais, Stephanie M. – Journal of Education and Work, 2011
This article provides some of the key findings of a comparative study commissioned by the International Labour Organization (ILO), which attempted to understand more about the impact and implementation of national qualifications frameworks (NQFs). Sixteen case studies were produced, on qualifications frameworks in Australia; Bangladesh; Botswana;…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Alignment (Education), Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis
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Strathdee, Robert – Journal of Education and Work, 2011
This article outlines some of the major factors leading to the introduction of the New Zealand National Qualifications Framework (NQF). It also describes the NQF's design, outlines changes that were introduced following its introduction in 1991, and explores its impact to date. The New Zealand case is interesting, as the agency responsible for the…
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Program Implementation, Program Effectiveness
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Strathdee, Rob – Journal of Education and Work, 2011
This paper reviews and critically evaluates recent reforms in higher education in New Zealand. It assesses the impact of the reforms on the social status of higher education and their impact on the reproduction of inequality. To help theorise possible forms of social inclusion and exclusion that might result from the reforms, the paper draws upon…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Social Status, Educational Sociology, Educational Change
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Vaughan, Karen; Roberts, Josie – Journal of Education and Work, 2007
This article draws on the first two years of a longitudinal study of young people's pathway and career-related experiences and perspectives. It argues for a richer conceptualisation of young people's transition to study, training and employment than what simple school-to-labour market models allow. We present four clusters of young people's…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Adults, Career Development, Education Work Relationship
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Strathdee, Rob – Journal of Education and Work, 2006
This paper argues that the current skill strategies of New Labour (in England) and the Labour-led Coalition (in New Zealand) are part of a broader project to construct contrasting markets in education and training. On one hand, the skill strategies are helping to construct open education and training markets through creating institutional-based…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Trust (Psychology), Qualifications, Social Networks
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Davey, Judith A. – Journal of Education and Work, 2003
Interviews with 9 women and 12 men over 40 enrolled in university revealed that job layoff was a primary motive for seeking additional qualifications or studying for a new career. Fourteen considered their layoff experience as an opportunity to redirect their lives, but it did not necessarily result in career advancement. Different external and…
Descriptors: Educational Experience, Enrollment Influences, Foreign Countries, Job Layoff
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Strathdee, Rob – Journal of Education and Work, 2003
Uses positional conflict theory to examine New Zealand's National Certificate of Educational Achievement, purportedly an opportunity for working-class students. Analyzes the position of these students in a market-led, government-developed training system that replaces traditional job networks. Argues that the system is a mechanism for low-skill…
Descriptors: Competition, Educational Certificates, Employment Qualifications, Foreign Countries
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Moore, Rob; Trenwith, John – Journal of Education and Work, 1997
Explores how an advertising degree course had to be positioned between competing definitions of valid and relevant, academic and experiential knowledge. Locates the issues within the context of credential inflation--credentials become worth less as more people acquire them. (SK)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Business Education, Credentials, Educational Change
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Fitzsimons, Patrick – Journal of Education and Work, 1997
A study of the recently established private training sector in New Zealand identified issues related to accreditation, funding, equity, and teacher working conditions. It concluded that the government's focus on "perpetual training" neglects the social, cultural, and political context and emphasizes behaviorism. It also increases…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Government Role, Private Sector, Proprietary Schools