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Menendez Alvarez-Hevia, David; Naylor, Steven – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
This paper contributes to critical understandings of the significance of employability in current debates about the transformation of Higher Education (HE). We express our concerns about the implications of orientating HE to utilitarian demands in the light of a tendency to align discussions about the significance of studying at university with…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Higher Education, Education Work Relationship, Student Experience
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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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Liyanagamage, Nilupulee; Glavas, Charmaine; Kodagoda, Thilakshi – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
Higher education participation rates are rising globally, and an increasing proportion of students are combining educational studies with paid employment. A plethora of research has focused on examining the nexus between higher education and employment, with outcomes largely geared towards investigating the negative effects of combining these…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Self Control, Undergraduate Students
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Keep, Ewart – Journal of Education and Work, 2019
This article provides a response to the other contributions in this special issue and explores the range and scale of the opportunities for policy learning across the four UK nations. It addresses the importance of locating FE and skills policy within wider national policy contexts, national choices between markets and systems and the wider…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Laboratories, Adult Education, Foreign Countries
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Haapakorpi, Arja – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
Higher education is based on a disciplinary system and science-specific educational programmes, but multi/interdisciplinarity (MD/ID) knowledge, working methods and collaboration are becoming common in the workplace with complex tasks and digital work environments. This article will provide an insight into these issues by presenting a study of the…
Descriptors: Employees, Case Studies, Technological Advancement, Engineering
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Salinas, Paulina; Romaní, Gianni; Silva, Jimena – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
The objective of this study is to analyse the professional training of the students of mining courses, regarding the career barriers and the strategies to reverse them. Twenty-seven interviews with programme heads and union leaders in the industry were carried out. The results show paradoxical discourses: the programme heads point out that the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Sex Fairness, Careers, Barriers
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Holmberg, Liila; Kalalahti, Mira; Varjo, Janne; Kivirauma, Joel; Mäkelä, Marja-Liisa; Saarinen, Minna; Zacheus, Tuomas; Jahnukainen, Markku – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
This article examines the educational trajectories envisioned by immigrant-origin youths. The mixed-methods research draws upon quantitative (N = 445) and interview data (n = 112). Whereas most prior research focuses on educational achievement or educational attainment of immigrant-origin youth, this article focuses on their outlooks concerning…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Higher Education, Immigrants
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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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Huang, Rong; Turner, Rebecca – Journal of Education and Work, 2018
Recent policy developments in English Higher Education have resulted in employability placed in the spotlight, whereby the success of universities will be measured based on graduate employment. This represents the latest focus placed on employability in the sector, as universities are increasingly expected to provide employment-ready graduates to…
Descriptors: Foreign Students, Study Abroad, Asians, College Students
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Kittelsen Røberg, Karl Ingar; Helland, Håvard – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
This paper examines the effects of grades from higher education on labour market outcomes. Economic theory predicts that grades are rewarded in the labour market because employers regard them as an expression of valuable skills or a signal of other sought after attributes. Social closure, however, may give reason to expect no effects. Whether good…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Higher Education, Grades (Scholastic), Recognition (Achievement)
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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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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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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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