• Higher & further education, tertiary education
      September 2004

      Class Degrees

      Smart Work, Managed Choice, and the Transformation of Higher Education

      by Evan Watkins

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      July 2015

      Teach Don't Tell

      Effective Strategies for Training Midwives

      by Aine Alam

      It is absolutely staggering that in developing countries most women birth their babies without a skilled attendant present. There are no figures about how many midwifery students are lectured without a skilled midwifery facilitator - the author's guess is at sixty per cent. How can the Millennium Development Goals 4 and 5 of reducing maternal and infant mortality be met when these two situations prevail? This book address the real issues of teaching and learning real midwifery. Skilled midwives have been shown globally to reduce maternal and infant mortality economically, effectively and respectfully.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      November 2018

      Bridge That Gap!

      How Schools Can Help Students Get Their First Job And Build The Career They Want

      by Angela Middleton

      Bridge That Gap! How Schools Can Help Students Get Their First Job and Build the Career They Want by Angela Middleton is a thoughtful and insightful book that will be of invaluable assistance to teachers who really care about the futures of their pupils. Most education professionals will concede that there is a chasm between school careers advice and the reality for young people in gaining the skills that will help them make it in the real world of employment. This book showcases Angela’s extensive knowledge to explain how a bridge can be built to cross the divide between theory and practice – and will equip teachers with the wherewithal they need to help their pupils fly.

    • Educational strategies & policy
      October 2015

      Myths and Brands in Vocational Education

      by Editor(s): Anja Heikkinen, Lorenz Lassnigg

      This book discusses whether certain approaches to (vocational) education have become mythicized and branded, and the reasons for and consequences of this commodification.Additionally, the book also investigates how researchers are contributing to mythicizing and branding in education. Although transnational and comparative studies are increasingly taking into account historical and cultural ideas, is this a result of the exploitation of historical and cultural research for industrial purposes and education export? Educational brands should attract global customers and advertise countries as smart environments for global investments. Universal models of (vocational) education typically build on interpretations from the Anglophonic, German and French regions of the world. This book, however, investigates perspectives from unexplored and under-discussed linguistic contexts, particularly Spanish, Italian, Swiss and Austrian regions and the use of East-Asian and East-African myths and brands, which, although influenced by Europeanization, continue local traditions. Furthermore, while approaches to education in the Nordic region may differ from those in the rest of Europe, an additional section of the book deals with myth and brands in Norway, Finland and Sweden, with some comparisons with British, French and German traditions.As such, this book provides historical insights into the use of myths and brands in education, investigates the differences in such use in various educational contexts, and offers relevant policy-analytical and theoretical interpretations. It will be of particular interest for scholars and students interested in tensions between the local and the global in education, and their connections to both politics and the economy, and invites readers to think beyond their own conventional conceptual frameworks.

    • Occupational & industrial psychology
      August 2015

      Trends in Training

      by Editor(s): Brian J. O'Leary, Bart L. Weathington, Christopher J. L. Cunningham, Michael D. Biderman

      In the modern workplace, millions of dollars are spent each year on employee training. All too often, however, little thought and effort is spent on evaluating training and ensuring that the correct training is taking place. Successful training is about understanding both organizational goals and employee behavior. The basis for this book is the 9th Annual River Cities Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference held on the campus of The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in October 2013. The theme of the conference was “Trends in Training”. Accordingly, the focus of many of the talks was on how to train people to thrive and succeed in the environment where they spend a large portion of their lives – the workplace.

    • Employment & labour law
      August 2011

      Productivity, Investment in Human Capital and the Challenge of Youth Employment

      by Editor(s): Series Editors: Tayo Fashoyin and Michele Tiraboschi; Guest Editors: Pietro Manzella and Lisa Rustico

      From an international and comparative perspective, young people’s access to the labour market is a complex issue with certain contradictory aspects reflecting the level of development of labour law and industrial relations in their respective countries. In the most advanced economies, there has been a steady increase in the age at which young people exit the educational system and enter the labour market, giving rise to significant economic and social problems. The increase in levels of educational attainment is associated in some cases with an alarming rate of unemployment among those with academic qualifications, while employers encounter considerable difficulty in recruiting workers for unskilled and semi-skilled positions. The economies of developing countries, on the other hand, are characterized by different trends, reminiscent of the early stages of modern labour law, with the large-scale exploitation of young workers and children, many of whom join the flow of migrants towards the more highly developed regions of the world, with the consequent risk of impoverishing human capital in the country of origin. The ADAPT Labour Studies Book-Series has in connection been set up with a view to achieving a better understanding of these and other issues in the field of Labour and Employment relations in a global dimension, through an interdisciplinary and comparative approach.

    • Employment & labour law
      September 2012

      Youth Unemployment and Joblessness

      Causes, Consequences, Responses

      by Editor(s): Alfredo Sánchez-Castañeda, Lavinia Serrani and Francesca Sperotti

      Youth unemployment and joblessness are major issues for national governments and international organizations across the globe. In this respect, the school-to-work transition challenge is increasingly raising the interest of companies, education and training institutions, families and young people themselves, who are often involved in precarious and illegal forms of employment, in many countries of the world. In the field of industrial and labour relations, the school-to-work perspective seems particularly suitable for policy formulation and assessment: the broad and complex range of tools, strategies and policies for enabling youth training and their access to the labour market is deserving of a closer analysis at an international level in a time when jobless recovery threatens national economies. The ADAPT LABOUR STUDIES BOOK-SERIES has in connection been set up with a view to achieving a better understanding of the causes, consequences and possible responses to the issue in a global dimension through an interdisciplinary and comparative approach.

    • Education
      March 2018

      Critical Perspectives on Work-Integrated Learning in Higher Education Institutions

      by Editor(s): Nirmala Dorasamy, Renitha Rampersad

      Governments around the world are committed to enhancing students’ “graduateness”. Work-integrated learning (WIL) is one of the many programmes which Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) can develop to promote this facet of student life. The incorporation of work-integrated learning in curriculum design and development can produce reciprocal benefits for students, workplaces, professions and communities. Any curriculum design and development endeavour relating to WIL requires appropriate resources to support curriculum development.This book serves to explore WIL programmes and experiences for the student, WIL coordinator and supervisor. It further integrates practical, relevant and reflective industry experience within the higher education curriculum to enhance student development. WIL has no uniformly or specific framework or approaches since it is an emerging field and is generally influenced by contextual factors. In view of the diversity in theory and practice and different purposes, whether pragmatic or practical, driving the adoption of one approach over another, this book highlight sthe diverse approaches that encapsulate WIL in South Africa.

    • Employment & labour law
      August 2011

      Productivity, Investment in Human Capital and the Challenge of Youth Employment

      by Editor(s): Series Editors: Tayo Fashoyin and Michele Tiraboschi; Guest Editors: Pietro Manzella and Lisa Rustico

      From an international and comparative perspective, young people’s access to the labour market is a complex issue with certain contradictory aspects reflecting the level of development of labour law and industrial relations in their respective countries. In the most advanced economies, there has been a steady increase in the age at which young people exit the educational system and enter the labour market, giving rise to significant economic and social problems. The increase in levels of educational attainment is associated in some cases with an alarming rate of unemployment among those with academic qualifications, while employers encounter considerable difficulty in recruiting workers for unskilled and semi-skilled positions. The economies of developing countries, on the other hand, are characterized by different trends, reminiscent of the early stages of modern labour law, with the large-scale exploitation of young workers and children, many of whom join the flow of migrants towards the more highly developed regions of the world, with the consequent risk of impoverishing human capital in the country of origin. The ADAPT Labour Studies Book-Series has in connection been set up with a view to achieving a better understanding of these and other issues in the field of Labour and Employment relations in a global dimension, through an interdisciplinary and comparative approach.

    • Employment & labour law
      September 2012

      Youth Unemployment and Joblessness

      Causes, Consequences, Responses

      by Editor(s): Alfredo Sánchez-Castañeda, Lavinia Serrani and Francesca Sperotti

      Youth unemployment and joblessness are major issues for national governments and international organizations across the globe. In this respect, the school-to-work transition challenge is increasingly raising the interest of companies, education and training institutions, families and young people themselves, who are often involved in precarious and illegal forms of employment, in many countries of the world. In the field of industrial and labour relations, the school-to-work perspective seems particularly suitable for policy formulation and assessment: the broad and complex range of tools, strategies and policies for enabling youth training and their access to the labour market is deserving of a closer analysis at an international level in a time when jobless recovery threatens national economies. The ADAPT LABOUR STUDIES BOOK-SERIES has in connection been set up with a view to achieving a better understanding of the causes, consequences and possible responses to the issue in a global dimension through an interdisciplinary and comparative approach.

    • Occupational & industrial psychology
      August 2015

      Trends in Training

      by Editor(s): Brian J. O'Leary, Bart L. Weathington, Christopher J. L. Cunningham, Michael D. Biderman

      In the modern workplace, millions of dollars are spent each year on employee training. All too often, however, little thought and effort is spent on evaluating training and ensuring that the correct training is taking place. Successful training is about understanding both organizational goals and employee behavior. The basis for this book is the 9th Annual River Cities Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference held on the campus of The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in October 2013. The theme of the conference was “Trends in Training”. Accordingly, the focus of many of the talks was on how to train people to thrive and succeed in the environment where they spend a large portion of their lives – the workplace.

    • Educational strategies & policy
      October 2015

      Myths and Brands in Vocational Education

      by Editor(s): Anja Heikkinen, Lorenz Lassnigg

      This book discusses whether certain approaches to (vocational) education have become mythicized and branded, and the reasons for and consequences of this commodification.Additionally, the book also investigates how researchers are contributing to mythicizing and branding in education. Although transnational and comparative studies are increasingly taking into account historical and cultural ideas, is this a result of the exploitation of historical and cultural research for industrial purposes and education export? Educational brands should attract global customers and advertise countries as smart environments for global investments. Universal models of (vocational) education typically build on interpretations from the Anglophonic, German and French regions of the world. This book, however, investigates perspectives from unexplored and under-discussed linguistic contexts, particularly Spanish, Italian, Swiss and Austrian regions and the use of East-Asian and East-African myths and brands, which, although influenced by Europeanization, continue local traditions. Furthermore, while approaches to education in the Nordic region may differ from those in the rest of Europe, an additional section of the book deals with myth and brands in Norway, Finland and Sweden, with some comparisons with British, French and German traditions.As such, this book provides historical insights into the use of myths and brands in education, investigates the differences in such use in various educational contexts, and offers relevant policy-analytical and theoretical interpretations. It will be of particular interest for scholars and students interested in tensions between the local and the global in education, and their connections to both politics and the economy, and invites readers to think beyond their own conventional conceptual frameworks.

    • Education
      March 2018

      Critical Perspectives on Work-Integrated Learning in Higher Education Institutions

      by Editor(s): Nirmala Dorasamy, Renitha Rampersad

      Governments around the world are committed to enhancing students’ “graduateness”. Work-integrated learning (WIL) is one of the many programmes which Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) can develop to promote this facet of student life. The incorporation of work-integrated learning in curriculum design and development can produce reciprocal benefits for students, workplaces, professions and communities. Any curriculum design and development endeavour relating to WIL requires appropriate resources to support curriculum development.This book serves to explore WIL programmes and experiences for the student, WIL coordinator and supervisor. It further integrates practical, relevant and reflective industry experience within the higher education curriculum to enhance student development. WIL has no uniformly or specific framework or approaches since it is an emerging field and is generally influenced by contextual factors. In view of the diversity in theory and practice and different purposes, whether pragmatic or practical, driving the adoption of one approach over another, this book highlight sthe diverse approaches that encapsulate WIL in South Africa.

    • Industrial or vocational training
      June 2017

      Bharat ka Samvidhan, Vrittik Acharniti aur Manav Adhikar

      by Mellalli, Praveen kumar

      Written as per the latest Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU)-prescribed syllabus (for B.E./B.Tech. I & II semesters), Constitution of India, Professional Ethics and Human Rights provides a comprehensive overview of the Constitution of India, the basics of human rights and practice of professional ethics. This textbook aids easy understanding and helps in successfully achieving the objectives and outcomes of this course in the most efficient and effective manner. Key Features • Full coverage of the 2015–2016 syllabus • Topics based on recent updates • Logically sequenced chapters aiding easier understanding and recollection • Lucid explanation with diagrams and tables providing conceptual clarity • Inclusion of previous semester question papers

    • Industrial or vocational training
      June 2017

      Bhartachi Rajyaghatana, Vyaavsayeek Neetimulye aani Manvi Hakka

      by Mellalli, Praveen kumar

      Written as per the latest Visvesvaraya Technological University (VTU)-prescribed syllabus (for B.E./B.Tech. I & II semesters), Constitution of India, Professional Ethics and Human Rights provides a comprehensive overview of the Constitution of India, the basics of human rights and practice of professional ethics. This textbook aids easy understanding and helps in successfully achieving the objectives and outcomes of this course in the most efficient and effective manner. Key Features • Full coverage of the 2015–2016 syllabus • Topics based on recent updates • Logically sequenced chapters aiding easier understanding and recollection • Lucid explanation with diagrams and tables providing conceptual clarity • Inclusion of previous semester question papers

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      May 2008

      New Technology-Based Firms in the New Millennium

      by Ray Oakey, Gary Cook, Ray Oakey, Aard Groen, Peter Sijde

      Ward et al., examine the question of whether providing work experience within courses of study in higher education affects entrepreneurial attitudes and behaviour, important given government imperatives to foster entrepreneurship through the education system. They consider two dimensions: self-efficacy, which broadly relates to confidence in ability; and, entrepreneurial intent which relates to positive attitudes towards engaging in risk taking or firm start-up. Their sample is of 158 undergraduates who engaged in a summer work placement linked to their study. Their key finding is that positive effects on self-efficacy and entrepreneurial intent depends on the nature of the experience, being fostered by performing well in the face of difficulty and the closeness of the placement activity to their studies. Such experience appears more common when undertaking a placement in a small firm. Van der Sijde et al., consider the extent to which University start ups which are global as opposed to being domestically focussed differ in the extent of their business networks, using a sample comprising five technology-based firms of each type. They establish that global start-ups do have more extensive networks in terms of number of actors and global actors in the network at start-up, although their networks do not expand thereafter significantly more than domestic start-ups. They also have significantly more sources of capital.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      June 2014

      Advances in Accounting Education

      Teaching and Curriculum Innovations

      by Dorothy Feldmann, Timothy J. Rupert

      Advances in Accounting Education: Teaching and Curriculum Innovations publishes both non-empirical and empirical articles dealing with accounting pedagogy. All articles explain how teaching methods or curricula/programs can be improved. Non-empirical papers are academically rigorous, and specifically discuss the institutional context of a course or program, as well as any relevant tradeoffs or policy issues. Empirical reports exhibit sound research design and execution, and develop a thorough motivation and literature review, including references from outside the accounting field, where appropriate. Volume 15 examines the following topics: ways to incorporate self-directed learning in managerial accounting courses, the intent of students to major in accounting during recessionary periods; and incorporating core competencies in the accounting curriculum. Volume 15 also includes a special section that examines efforts to integrate accounting with other core business disciplines in the curriculum. This section includes the experiences of two universities that successfully integrated introductory accounting material with other business courses.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      March 2003

      Study Abroad

      Perspectives and Experiences from Business Schools

      by G. Tomas M. Hult, Elvin C. Lashbrooke, S. Tamer Cavusgil

      Business educators everywhere are looking for opportunities where students can gain experiences through study or work in an international context. Study abroad offers meaningful opportunities for exposing business students to cross-cultural learning. In this volume, experts share experiences and guidelines for initiating study abroad programs in business schools. A variety of key issues are discussed, including funding for study abroad fellowships, integrating foreign language training, administrative arrangements for study abroad, and best practices. Perspectives from both US and European business schools are addressed.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      May 2003

      Between School and Work

      New Perspectives on Transfer and Boundary Crossing

      by Terttu Tuomi-Grohn, Yrjo Engestrom

      This book opens up new theoretical perspectives and practical possibilities to analyze the learning opportunities emerging in the transitional zones between educational institutions and workplaces. International contributors draw on a range of ideas developed within constructivistic, socio-cultural and activity theory and focus in different ways on the processes of transition, transfer and boundary crossing as central to learning, especially in vocational and professional education contexts. The book begins with four chapters which locate the renewed interest in transfer and the emerging interest in boundary crossing in the context of knowledge society in terms of the following: the historical development of learning theories, the theoretical advances made in socio-cultural approaches as regards learning, transfer and boundary crossing, and sociological approaches to links between school and workplace learning. Part II contains seven chapters that present studies on learning and transfer in different domains of vocational and professional education. Part III presents three studies that describe and analyze learning in workplaces. The chapters of these three parts report on a range of empirical and developmental studies which have developed new 'tools for learning and transfer' in vocational education. The book ends with an epilogue consisting of a critical reflection on the earlier chapters in relation to how they approach two key transfer issues - the relationship between school knowledge and the knowledge acquired in working life, and the relationship between transfer and boundary crossing at the individual and collective levels. The chapters of this book are based on original research undertaken by members and invited experts of a European COST Action A 11 Working Group 2 which includes researchers from twelve different countries.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      April 2001

      Business Network Learning

      by Hakan sson, Jan Johanson

      Emerging global markets and rapid technological development make strong demands on the ability of companies to develop and utilize knowledge. In order to handle the knowledge management problem, firms have to search for new collaborative ways of organizing internationalization and technical development. This is reflected in a growing interest among both businessmen and academics in business networks. Business networks have been defined as networks of connected business relationships between firms, where a business relationship is a lasting relation between two firms doing business with one another. Business network relationships are particularly interesting since they allow the companies to interact more closely with each other and thereby handle critical problems in a way that is beneficial in the long run for the parties involved. It has been demonstrated that business networks are closely related to company learning. First, learning is an important element in business network development. Second, learning is an effect of interaction in business networks relationships. Third, learning can be a part of interaction in relationships. Against this background, the objective of this volume is to discuss learning in business network settings.

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