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McHugh, Patrick P. – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
Internships are a growing, yet controversial, labour market phenomenon. In particular, the issue of unpaid internships has been the source of legislative, judicial and ethical debate. Some have criticised colleges and universities for promoting an expansion of internships for undergraduate students -- with little regard for internship…
Descriptors: Internship Programs, Program Effectiveness, Performance Factors, Compensation (Remuneration)
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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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Christie, Fiona – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
Which are the best and worst universities in the UK for getting a job when you graduate? This question attracts readers of the employability rankings in national league tables. This study critically reviews the employability measure used in the rankings and its subsequent reporting in public news and commentary sources, such as national and local…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Classification, Research Reports, Universities
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Yoong, David; Don, Zuraidah Mohd; Foroutan, Maryam – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
In order to address the problems of graduate employability in Malaysia, the Malaysian Government produced in 2012, the "National Graduate Employability Blueprint" 2012-2017. In addition to setting out in detail the government's philosophy and vision, the blueprint identifies key players who are expected to play crucial roles in making…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Graduates, Employment Potential, Institutional Role
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Finn, Kirsty – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
University-to-work transitions tend to be discussed in terms of skills, outcomes and the readiness of graduates for an increasingly insecure and flexible labour market. Such a focus on individual attributes and orientations depicts graduates as lonely and ostensibly rational figures; disembedded from their intimate networks and devoid of emotional…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Longitudinal Studies, Females, Graduate Surveys
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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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Köpsén, S.; Andersson, P. – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
This study investigates continuing professional development (CPD) of vocational teachers, with a focus on recurrent participation. Vocational teachers need to be competent as teachers and in relation to their vocational teaching subject. Reformation of Swedish vocational education in order to strengthen the working-life connection imposes demands…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Sociocultural Patterns, Foreign Countries, Faculty Development
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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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O'Leary, Simon – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
Enhancing graduate employability is a priority for many stakeholders in higher education and this research explores graduates' experiences of, and attitudes towards, the inclusion of employability-related support in undergraduate degree programmes. A literature review is supplemented by primary research on a targeted sample of 104 graduates from…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, College Graduates, 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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Lundahl, Lisbeth; Lindblad, Michael; Lovén, Anders; Mårald, Gunilla; Svedberg, Gudrun – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
This article aims to deepen understanding of the trajectories through school and into adulthood of people who did not attain valued qualifications from upper secondary school ("non-completers"), and explore the fruitfulness of careership theory for such analysis. It is based on interviews with 100 young Swedes: 81 non-completers and 19…
Descriptors: Young Adults, Education Work Relationship, Foreign Countries, Dropouts
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Allais, Stephanie; Marock, Carmel; Ngcwangu, Siphelo – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
In South Africa, a national peak structure, the Human Resource Development Council, led by the Deputy President and consisting of key Cabinet Ministers, senior leaders from organised labour and business, community representatives, professional bodies and experts from research and higher education, was established to enable high-level coordination…
Descriptors: Labor Force Development, Foreign Countries, Skill Development, Higher Education
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Hodgson, Ann; Spours, Ken; Smith, David – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
Apprenticeship systems across the globe are having to adapt to changing international economic and social trends. England is no exception. This article examines the latest model of apprenticeship in England from the perspective of the "mediators" who work at local and regional level with employers to construct and deliver the majority of…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Foreign Countries, Focus Groups, Small Businesses
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Keshavarz Haddad, GholamReza – Journal of Education and Work, 2017
In the framework of a household's collective decision processes, this study presents a structural empirical model to test the hypothesis that child labour is compelled by household's poverty and parent's bargaining power against one another. To this end, a measure for mother's intra-household bargaining power is developed. I use Iranian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Labor, Parents, Poverty
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