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ARTICLES & PAPERS
Career development influences of international students who pursue permanent immigration to Canada|
This research focused on the career decision and planning needs of a unique group of migrants: international students who are completing their studies as temporary immigrants and who are embarking on the career journey of employment and permanent immigration. Students were motivated to remain in Canada due to enhanced job opportunities and high standard of living. Barriers to migration included the fear of not securing employment and cultural and linguistic barriers. International students would like to see campus and career services specified to the needs of international and graduate students to help them realize their goal of pursuing employment as the key to permanent immigration.
Tags: Career counselling; Field: Immigration; Analysis; Target group: Foreign students; Paper; Canada; Source: International Journal for Educational and Vocational Guidance;
From student to entrepreneur: towards a model of graduate entrepreneurial career-making|
The aim of the paper is to develop a typological framework that captures the key person–environment dimensions involved in this transitional journey. The paper engages with two dimensions that, we argue, usefully capture an important dynamic of the student-to-entrepreneurship transition: (1) the entrepreneurial maturity of the individual; and (2) the complexity of the business idea. The paper maps qualitative data from the graduates onto a framework based on these dimensions. This offers the basis for an enhanced understanding of the graduate entrepreneurship process.
Tags: Paper; Target group: Business students; Field: Entrepreneurship; UK; School-to-work transition; Source: Journal of Education and Work;
Widening Participation, Employability and Work-Related Learning – What Works|
This paper considers the potential role of work-related learning in enabling such mobility for current and future higher education students.
Tags: Trends; Education - higher; Work-based learning; Target group: University students; Workforce - mobility trend; Best practice; Employability; Article; UK; Source: ASET - The Work-Based and Placement Learning Association;
||UNESCO Policy Brief.
ICTs for new engineering education|
With the ubiquitous help of ICT-enabled infrastructures, a new engineering education paradigm should help cultivate talents around the world, so that we may collectively develop a comprehensive and sustainable solution to address the global engineering talent shortage problems.
Tags: Field: ICT; Education - engineering; Trends; Policy brief; Source: UNESCO;
The Bottom-Bottom Line: Applying Kirkpatrick's 4 Levels of Evaluation in Training and Education|
Kirkpatrick's framework looks at four levels of evaluation: Reaction, Learning, Behavior, and Results. All four levels of evaluation are important, but none of them stand alone.
Tags: Methodology; Evaluation; Training - evaluation; Kirkpatrick framework; Paper; Source: WIDS - Worldwide Instructional Design System;
Pan-Canadian Quality Standards in International Academic Credential Assessment – Phase II: Final Report|
The final report provides an overview of the project: the Quality Assurance Framework, reference tools for academic credential assessors, and feasibility studies for additional initiatives to build consistency and portability in academic credential assessments. This report also provides 10 key recommendations, which fall into three larger categories of action: professional development, information systems, and stakeholder engagement.
Tags: Project - Pan-Canadian Quality Standards in International Academic Credential Assessment Project - Phase II; Quality standards; Target group: Academic assessors; Assessment - credential; Canada; Report - assessment; Source: CICIC - Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials;
Pan-Canadian Quality Assurance Framework for the Assessment of International Academic Credentials|
Framework to continually improve international academic credential assessment.
Tags: Project - Pan-Canadian Quality Standards in International Academic Credential Assessment Project - Phase II; Framework; Document; Assessment - credential; Canada; Source: CICIC - Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials;
||Canada/British Columbia. Labour Market Outlook 2010-2020|
By 2016, the overall demand for skilled workers will be larger than the available labour pool. The Government projects to create one million job openings by 2020 out of which nearly 80% will require overall post-secondary training or university degrees.
Tags: Trends analysis; Employment trend 2010-2020; Skills shortage; British Columbia; Canada; Document; Source: Government of British Columbia/Work BC;
Alliance of Sector Skills Councils review 2010/11|
Review of 21 Sector Skills Councils (SSCs) and their employers on skills issues.
Tags: Target group: Skills Councils; Skills; Review 2010/2011; Scotland; Source: Alliance of Sector Skills Councils Scotland;
The Education System in Swaziland: Training and Skills Development for Shared Growth and Competitiveness|
This report presents an analysis of the adequacy of Swaziland's education, training and skills development sector to effectively contribute toward addressing the outlined challenges and toward achieving national development goals.
Tags: Source: World Bank; Skills needs; Skills development; Trends analysis; Report;
A Research Guide on National Board Certification of Teachers|
Overall, the studies show promising, but in some cases mixed, results regarding the impact of National Board Certification on student achievement as measured by standardized tests. The research is consistently positive about the influence of National
Board Certification on teacher practice and morale, professional development, and areas of school improvement – such as leadership development, teacher mentoring, monitoring student performance, team-building, and curriculum development – that are critical to raising student achievement.
Tags: Target group: National Board Certification; Review; Target group: Teachers; Certification; US; Source: NBPTS - National Board for Professional Teaching Standards;
Emerging Skills and Competences - A transatlantic study|
The study explores approaches adopted to make education and training systems more responsive to emerging skills needs to match future demands in more globalised labour markets.
Tags: Document; Trends analysis; Analysis - comparative; Skills - emerging; US; European Union; Source: European Commission;
Strategies for improving participation in and awareness of adult learning|
This European Guide details (i) the role of stakeholders in the field of adult education; (ii) 16 in-depth case studies on selected activities in the field of awareness raising of adult learning; and (iii) a list of activities that could be built upon and executed by different stakeholders in the field of adult learning.
Tags: Case study; Education - adult; Strategy; Guide; European Union; Source: European Commission;
From the Classroom to workplace: Positioning Women for Decent Work in the Knowledge Economy|
Statement to the 55th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women.
Given the global and national inequities, countries are inevitably approaching the challenges from very different starting points. In particular, in many countries, persistent gender inequalities in educational systems, in the school to work transition, and in working life need to be addressed. This paper focuses on the linkages between education and training, including in science and technology (S&T), and the world of work.
Tags: School-to-work transition; Educational system; Analysis; Gender equity; Document; Source: Global Labour, Migration & Development;
Framework for 21st Century Learning - The Partnership for 21st Century Skills|
The Framework presents a holistic view of 21st century teaching and learning that combines a discrete focus on 21st century student outcomes (a blending of specific skills, content knowledge, expertise and literacies) with innovative support systems to help students master the multi-dimensional abilities required of them in the 21st century.
Tags: Trends analysis; Target group: Students; Initiative - P21; Skills development; Framework - P21; Source: P21;
World Atlas of Gender Equality in Education|
The atlas illustrates the educational pathways of girls and boys and the changes in gender disparities over time.
Tags: Education - access; Gender equity; World Atlas; Source: UNESCO/Institute for Statistics (UIS);
Stepping Up Skills for more jobs and higher productivity|
This report presents the Skills Toward Employment and Productivity (STEP) framework that provides a simple yet comprehensive way to look at skills development. It brings together research evidence and practical experience from a range of areas - from research on the determinants of early childhood development and learning outcomes, to policy experience with the reform of vocational and technical education systems and labor markets - and provides a set of powerful messages to policymakers, researchers, and practitioners.
Tags: Document; Skills development; Framework - STEP Skills Toward Employment and Productivity; Source: World Bank;
Career Options Nova Scotia. An Occupational Handbook for Nova Scotians 2010-2013|
The handbook describes more than 300 occupational groups for Nova Scotians. For each career, the handbook explains what the work is like; the education, training and experience you need to do the work; your chances of finding a job in that occupation; and the average salary.
Choix de carrières – Nouvelle-Écosse. Guide des professions pour les Néo-Écossais et les Néo-Écossaises
Tags: Description tâches; Ressources; Référentiel; Resources; Nova Scotia; Canada; Task descriptions; Source: Government of Nova Scotia;
Taking Measure of Talent With Analytics|
Understanding the skill, knowledge and experience of the workforce is increasingly important, as companies push to improve top- and bottom-line performance while aggressively managing costs in a highly competitive, complex and global environment.
Tags: Workforce analysis; Workforce development; Webminar; Source: Harvard Business Review;
World TVET Database (pilot project) |
The World TVET Database is UNESCO-UNEVOC's endeavour to provide concise, accurate and up-to-date information on technical and vocational education and training systems around the world, in one single place. The country reports intend to enable students and researchers of TVET as well as policy makers and TVET professionals around the world to identify trends and challenges in TVET as well as information gaps, and to encourage comparative studies of different countries' TVET systems.
Data has been validated for Armenia, Belarus, Chile, Germany, Kazakhstan, Russian Federation.
Tags: Russian Federation; Kazakhstan; Germany; Chile; Belarus; Armenia; VET - vocational education and training; Database TVET; Source: UNESCO-UNEVOC;