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Hutchinson, Jo; Beck, Vanessa; Hooley, Tristram – Journal of Education and Work, 2016
This article explores the way in which government policy shapes the lives of young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET). In particular it examines how the concept of NEETs is set within a specific infrastructure and discourse for managing and supporting young people. The article provides a brief history of the NEET…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Public Policy, Government (Administrative Body), Politics of Education
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Mýtna Kureková, Lucia; Beblavý, Miroslav; Haita, Corina; Thum, Anna-Elisabeth – Journal of Education and Work, 2016
This article analyses online job advertisements to identify skills that are demanded in selected low- and medium-skilled occupations. We explore data from the publicly administered cross-European EURES job search portal and quantify the different cognitive and non-cognitive skills requested by employers in small European economies. While we find…
Descriptors: Employer Attitudes, Job Skills, Cross Cultural Studies, Employment
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Jones, Steven; Mann, Anthony; Morris, Katy – Journal of Education and Work, 2016
Work experience placements are mandatory in the UK for all young people aged 16-18 in education, and their employability effects and associated wage premia are well noted in the literature. Through Bourdieu's lens, this article analyses and conceptualises a unique data set of reflective testimonies submitted in response to a YouGov survey of over…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Work Experience, Education Work Relationship, Young Adults
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Farenga, Stéphane A.; Quinlan, Kathleen M. – Journal of Education and Work, 2016
This qualitative study documents three main strategic models used by Russell Group Careers Services to support students' preparation for graduate careers. It is framed against the backdrop of a challenging graduate labour market, discussions of employability in the literature and the policy assumption that universities are responsible for…
Descriptors: Classification, Employment Potential, Case Studies, Qualitative Research
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Williams, Stella; Dodd, Lorna J.; Steele, Catherine; Randall, Raymond – Journal of Education and Work, 2016
A theoretical framework is essential for the effective evaluation of employability. However, there are a wide range of definitions of employability coexisting in current literature. A review into existing ways in which employability has been conceptualised is needed to inform a better understanding of the nature of contributions made by various…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Bibliographic Databases, Employment Potential, Human Capital
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Roessger, Kevin M. – Journal of Education and Work, 2015
This paper examines the relationship between reflective practice and instrumental learning within the context of continuing professional development (CPD). It is argued that instrumental learning is a unique process of adult learning, and reflective practice's impact on learning outcomes in instrumental learning contexts remains unclear. A…
Descriptors: Professional Continuing Education, Professional Development, Adult Education, Experiential Learning
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Hollister, Matissa – Journal of Education and Work, 2015
In recent decades, the proportion of college-educated workers in the United States entering professional occupations has declined. While the rising incomes of college graduates signals the growing value of skills and education, it seems that these skills are increasingly put to use outside of the professions. This paper examines the occupations of…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Occupations, Trend Analysis, Professional Occupations
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Nerland, Monika; Karseth, Berit – Journal of Education and Work, 2015
This paper examines how professional associations engage themselves in efforts to develop, regulate and secure knowledge in their respective domains, with special emphasis on standardisation. The general emphasis on science in society brings renewed attention to the knowledge base of professionals, and positions professional bodies as key…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Associations, Knowledge Management, Standards
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Hodgson, Ann; Spours, Ken – Journal of Education and Work, 2015
This article uses a multi-level ecological model to explore the dynamics of localities in England and their effects on the 14+ participation, progression and transition (14+ PPT) of young people at a time when nationally and internationally there is a recognition that transitions from education to employment are both more complex and take longer.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Place Based Education, Ecology, Models
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Coates, Hamish – Journal of Education and Work, 2015
Helping students develop the employability skills and professional capabilities they will need to transition into graduate roles is one of the most important mandates for university study. With this context in mind, this paper analyses the nature and implications of Australian university students' participation in paid work during study. The paper…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Employment Potential, Undergraduate Students, Student Employment
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Lehmann, Wolfgang; Taylor, Alison; Hamm, Zane – Journal of Education and Work, 2015
Most Canadian provinces offer high-school apprenticeships to facilitate students' transitions to skilled work and address employers' concerns about labour shortages. Using interview data with graduates from high-school apprenticeships in Alberta and Ontario, we analyse the impact participation in these programmes has had on their educational and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Employment Opportunities, High School Students
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Lum, Gerard – Journal of Education and Work, 2015
While acknowledging that a system of vocational qualifications might be perceived as having any number of possible purposes, this paper identifies three primary functions that any vocational qualification must fulfil by dint of being a vocational qualification. It is argued that current arrangements are unable to fulfil these essential functions…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Qualifications, Job Skills, Minimum Competencies
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Winch, Christopher – Journal of Education and Work, 2015
Recent reviews of vocational qualifications in England have noted problems with their restricted nature. However, the underlying issue of how to conceptualise professional agency in curriculum design has not been properly addressed, either by the Richard or the Whitehead reviews. Drawing on comparative work in England and Europe it is argued that…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Models, Vocational Education, Instructional Development
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Raffe, David – Journal of Education and Work, 2015
Vocational qualifications in England are undergoing another round of reform. This paper starts by reviewing the alleged weaknesses of English vocational qualifications, but argues that these do not necessarily establish a case for radical reform. The issue is not so much whether the system needs to be changed as the nature of the change that is…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Qualifications, Educational Change, Educational Practices
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Wheelahan, Leesa – Journal of Education and Work, 2015
This article argues that the current social settlement underpinning vocational education and training (VET) in Australia is fractured. The current settlement is low trust and consists of qualifications based on competency-based training models of curriculum and competitive markets. The result is narrow qualifications that do not prepare people for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Qualifications, Competency Based Education
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