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Article
Publication date: 1 March 1991

E.M. Lemmer

The increasing number of women re‐entering the labour market, afteran interruption in employment primarily for the purpose of familyformation, suggests a need for a career…

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The increasing number of women re‐entering the labour market, after an interruption in employment primarily for the purpose of family formation, suggests a need for a career theory and counselling practice which accommodates female career behaviour. Unstructured interviews with eight re‐entry women revealed that their career development did not conform to the orthodox male model. Career development was irregular and largely contingent on familial circumstances. Middle adulthood ushered in a dynamic period of self‐development. In the light of the findings, the importance of career counsellors understanding the unique nature of female career development, and consequently attending to the needs of re‐entry women, is stressed.

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International Journal of Career Management, vol. 3 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0955-6214

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Article
Publication date: 1 April 1992

EDITORIAL BACK TO BASICS When I was invited to compile this special abstracts issue of the Journal of Managerial Psychology and provide this brief editorial, I considered…

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EDITORIAL BACK TO BASICS When I was invited to compile this special abstracts issue of the Journal of Managerial Psychology and provide this brief editorial, I considered what it is (and what it has been) that makes/has made the JMP such a success. Apart from the undoubted excellence of its material, it seems to me that a major clue lies in its title; after all, most managers deal in psychology. They may not appreciate it at the time but many managerial actions and interventions are just human actions and interventions, no more, no less; thus they are the applied science of the human mind.

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Journal of Managerial Psychology, vol. 7 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0268-3946

Article
Publication date: 1 June 1992

THE VALUE OF ABSTRACTS AND THEIR USE ‐ MCB is not a company to rest on its laurels. In the vernacular of modern‐day management literature, the company can rightly claim to…

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THE VALUE OF ABSTRACTS AND THEIR USE ‐ MCB is not a company to rest on its laurels. In the vernacular of modern‐day management literature, the company can rightly claim to be a learning organization; one that seeks to regenerate and develop itself in accordance with current trends, most notably those in customer and market requirements.

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Women in Management Review, vol. 7 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0964-9425

Article
Publication date: 1 March 1992

This special “Anbar Abstracts” issue of Personnel Review is split into 7 sections covering abstracts under the following headings: Career/Manpower Planning and…

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This special “Anbar Abstracts” issue of Personnel Review is split into 7 sections covering abstracts under the following headings: Career/Manpower Planning and Recruitment; Health and Safety; Industrial Relations and Participation; Pay, Incentives and Pensions; Performance, Productivity and Motivation; Redundancy and Dismissal; and Work Patterns.

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Personnel Review, vol. 21 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0048-3486

Article
Publication date: 25 June 2021

Adam Nir and Ronit Bogler

Little is known about the impact external Viva examiners coming from the international community of scholars have on the quality of PhD research. This study aims to argue…

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Purpose

Little is known about the impact external Viva examiners coming from the international community of scholars have on the quality of PhD research. This study aims to argue that the encounter between local and international examiners (IEs) is subject to various complexities, raising doubts about whether IEs’ participation and approval of the Viva may indicate for the quality of PhD research, and, therefore, serve to promote a university’s prestige.

Design/methodology/approach

A qualitative analysis of interviews conducted with IEs who served as examiners in six European countries, two African countries, two South American countries and one in the Commonwealth of Australia.

Findings

Findings show that structural features, cultural qualities and personal contacts restrict IEs’ ability to introduce significant changes in students’ research, turning the Viva into a ritual with confined academic significance.

Originality/value

The findings reveal that the Viva is mostly a ritual confined by structural and cultural barriers. While rituals are considered significant due to their consolidating and socializing functions, it appears that a Viva is mostly a ceremonial event that has little impact on the quality of PhD research or on shaping the research culture of the hosting universities according to international standards. Implications are further discussed.

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Quality Assurance in Education, vol. 29 no. 2/3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0968-4883

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Article
Publication date: 1 June 1992

THE VALUE OF ABSTRACTS AND THEIR USE ‐ MCB is not a company to rest on its laurels. In the vernacular of modern‐day management literature, the company can rightly claim to…

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THE VALUE OF ABSTRACTS AND THEIR USE ‐ MCB is not a company to rest on its laurels. In the vernacular of modern‐day management literature, the company can rightly claim to be a learning organization; one that seeks to regenerate and develop itself in accordance with current trends, most notably those in customer and market requirements.

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Industrial and Commercial Training, vol. 24 no. 6
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0019-7858

Book part
Publication date: 26 August 2019

C. C. Wolhuter

Over the past 65 years, Sub-Saharan Africa has been the terrain of the biggest education expansion drive in human history (Wolhuter & Van Niekerk, 2009). On top of this…

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Over the past 65 years, Sub-Saharan Africa has been the terrain of the biggest education expansion drive in human history (Wolhuter & Van Niekerk, 2009). On top of this expansion, Africa has been the site of imaginative experiments and innovations in education (Samoff & Carrol, 2013, p. 403). These all seem to offer attractive and fertile ground for Comparative and International Education scholarship to flourish. This chapter surveys the historical development and current presence of various facets of the scholarly field of Comparative and International Education in Sub-Saharan Africa. The ultimate aim is to chart a future course for the field in the context of the meteoric rise (economically, demographically, and politically) of the continent. To commence with, an overview of this context is first given. Subsequently the history of formal education and then of higher education in the region are sketched. The evolution and current state of Comparative and International Education within this context is then surveyed, concluding with a reflection on its future prospects and course.

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Comparative and International Education: Survey of an Infinite Field
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78743-392-2

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Article
Publication date: 1 April 1992

Women into senior management, EC directives and child‐care provision, elder care as the HR problem of the 1990s, dual‐career couples and stress.

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Women into senior management, EC directives and child‐care provision, elder care as the HR problem of the 1990s, dual‐career couples and stress.

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International Journal of Manpower, vol. 13 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-7720

Article
Publication date: 1 May 1999

Sue Shaw, Mary Taylor and Irene Harris

This paper uses the findings of a recent study of professional women returning to work after a career break. It critically examines their return to work following…

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This paper uses the findings of a recent study of professional women returning to work after a career break. It critically examines their return to work following attendance of a European funded updating course, and evaluates the initiative in terms of job and career success in terms of the women’s own perceptions. The study showed that the majority of women resumed work following the updating programme, but not necessarily at a level commensurate with their qualifications and experience, nor in their original professional area. Paradoxically, the respondents did not always see this as a negative outcome, and a large proportion of them attributed their successful return to completion of the professional updating course. The paper concludes by suggesting that a traditional female career model has not only continued relevance for women, but may be increasingly relevant to men. This presents a challenge to both policy makers and course providers.

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International Journal of Manpower, vol. 20 no. 3/4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0143-7720

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Article
Publication date: 13 March 2017

Rekai Zenda

The purpose of this paper is to explore teaching methods that can allow learners to be creative and proactive. The learners should be able to solve problems, make…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to explore teaching methods that can allow learners to be creative and proactive. The learners should be able to solve problems, make decisions, think critically, communicate ideas effectively and work efficiently. Teaching and learning are evolving and developing in many countries, with a focus concerning what is actually learned through effective teaching methods.

Design/methodology/approach

A qualitative research was carried out, identifying effective teaching methods and exploring their roles in teaching and learning in physical sciences in selected rural secondary schools. Face-to-face interviews with physical sciences teachers, school principals and curriculum advisers were used to collect data.

Findings

A range of teaching methods that may be integrated into teaching and learning activities is identified. The teaching methods ensure that topics are discussed and explored through interaction and sharing of perspective, views and values through which new learning can emerge. Viewed from this perspective, there is a need to create a stimulating, enriching, challenging and focused environment for physical sciences learners through the use of multiple teaching methodologies.

Research limitations/implications

The improvement of science learner’s academic achievement requires also the teachers to develop new skills and ways of teaching the subject. Improving learner academic achievement in physical sciences requires an approach to improve the skills of teachers as well, which focuses on the effective use of teaching methods such as experiments. This means attempting to change the attitude of teachers to regard the processes of teaching and learning as central to their role. In addition, the achievement of learners in science could possibly solve the problem of shortages of engineers, skilled artisans, technicians, doctors and technologists for sustainable development. It is important to create conducive conditions for learning and teaching in physical sciences, and continue to progressively and within available resources, realise that collaboration, problem-solving and hands-on activities are effective teaching methods to improve learner academic achievement.

Practical implications

The learners should be able to solve problems, make decisions, think critically, communicate ideas effectively and work efficiently. The study is limited to the teaching methods used in physical sciences. Hands-on activities are essential in science teaching and learning.

Social implications

The use of collaborations, peer teachings and hands-on activities allows learners emphasise the creation of a classroom where students are engaged in essentially open-ended, student-centred and hands-on experiments.

Originality/value

The paper is original work, in which face-to-face interviews were carried out. Qualitative research was carried out. The paper could assist educators in the teaching of physical sciences in secondary schools using the identified methods. The results were obtained from physical sciences educators, school principals and curriculum advisors in South Africa. Poor academic achievement in rural areas is a concern, and therefore, the paper provides effective methods which can be used by educators in the teaching of physical sciences in rural areas.

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Information and Learning Science, vol. 118 no. 3/4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 2398-5348

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