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Publication date: 1 June 1999

Sue Huntington, John Stephen and Brenda M. Oldfield

This paper provides a discussion on the implementation of formal assessment of work placement within a retail sandwich degree at the Manchester Metropolitan University…

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This paper provides a discussion on the implementation of formal assessment of work placement within a retail sandwich degree at the Manchester Metropolitan University. Outlines the Retail Marketing degree and placement programme. Explains the key components of placement assessment: professional practice; personal skills and the placement project. Concludes that successful assessment relies on careful briefing and preparation of students prior to placement and close liaison between placement tutor, employer and student during the sandwich period.

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Industrial and Commercial Training, vol. 31 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0019-7858

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Publication date: 1 June 2004

Peter J. Smith, Jennifer Dalton and Robyn Dolheguy

Using a sample of 446 secondary students who had participated in a vocational education and training in school (VETiS) program, compares the experiences and perceptions of…

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Using a sample of 446 secondary students who had participated in a vocational education and training in school (VETiS) program, compares the experiences and perceptions of students who had undertaken a work placement with those who had not. Shows that students who had participated in work placement enjoyed the VETiS experience more than those who had not, and that the work placement had assisted them in their decision whether to stay at school or not. A factor analysis of results showed a factor associated with self‐confidence about employability, and a factor associated with assistance in achieving specific post‐school employment. Students who had completed a work placement were significantly higher on both these factors than students who had not. Results are consistent with other research in the field, and it is argued that the work placement experience plays a considerable part in developing student agency in the decisions and the journey that they make in their transition from school to work.

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Education + Training, vol. 46 no. 5
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0040-0912

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Publication date: 1 September 1995

Anthony John Beard

Argues the hypothesis that practical placements for students oflibrarianship are especially problematic as the student, often straightfrom school, needs experience of the…

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Argues the hypothesis that practical placements for students of librarianship are especially problematic as the student, often straight from school, needs experience of the “world of work” and its expectations as well as specifically library and information work. These two needs may conflict, resulting in demotivation for students and frustration for the host. Describes the placement pattern at UNL School of Information and Communications Studies and discusses how it is seen to address these problems: a short first placement in the second year helps to acclimatize the student to the expectations of the workplace, while the second, longer placement in the third year, linked closely to a management module, focuses the student′s attention on the specifics of work in a library or information unit.

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Librarian Career Development, vol. 3 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0968-0810

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Publication date: 1 February 1996

Gillian Fowler and Susanne Tietze

Discusses sandwich placements and their importance at Sheffield Hallam University. Outlines the Business Studies degree programme and the assessment procedure of work…

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Discusses sandwich placements and their importance at Sheffield Hallam University. Outlines the Business Studies degree programme and the assessment procedure of work placements, mentioning its role in final degree assessment. Lists problems of assessment, and criticisms from the employers’ points of view. Finally, provides a framework for a new programme based on both the competence approach and a survey of placement companies.

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Education + Training, vol. 38 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0040-0912

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Publication date: 11 May 2015

Anastasia Markaki, Aspasia Spyridaki, Vasiliki Chatzi, Sofie Joossens and Anne de Looy

– The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the quality of dietetic practice placements in European higher education institutions (HEIs).

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the quality of dietetic practice placements in European higher education institutions (HEIs).

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An online questionnaire was used to investigate adherence to the European Dietetic Practice Placement Standards. Supporting documents were assessed against the “Guide to best practice” criteria.

Findings

The questionnaire response rate was 39 out of 67 DIETS2 partners, representing 19 European countries. According to the questionnaire, the majority of HEIs have a formal agreement regarding roles and responsibilities on practice placement. They have clear learning outcomes, policies, standards and procedures to test, approve and monitor practice placements. However, less than half HEIs provide support and training for supervisors. Practice placement documentations from 16 European HEIs were assessed against the 15 “Guide to best practice” criteria. Only 1 HEI met all 15 criteria. The range of the rest HEIs fell between 1-14 criteria, the mean being 10 criteria. The least met criterion concerned appropriate support and guidance for supervisors, which was met by 18.8 per cent of HEIs.

Practical implications

Promoting high-quality practice placements is crucial for the preparation of the dietetic workforce to meet changing societal needs of the dietetic profession, impacting on European nutritional health and productivity.

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This study is the first attempt to specifically address quality measures on dietetic practice placements in HEIs across Europe and highlights the issues that need improvement to prepare students for their new roles as dietitians in Europe.

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Nutrition & Food Science, vol. 45 no. 3
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0034-6659

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Publication date: 1 February 1993

H. Pawlischek

This paper, which will be published in two parts in consecutive issues of Soldering & Surface Mount Technology, reproduces a chapter of the recently published book…

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This paper, which will be published in two parts in consecutive issues of Soldering & Surface Mount Technology, reproduces a chapter of the recently published book ‘Handbook of Printed Circuit Technology: New Processes, New Technologies’, edited by G. Herrmann and K. Egerer and published by Electrochemical Publications Ltd, Port Erin, Isle of Man.

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Soldering & Surface Mount Technology, vol. 5 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0954-0911

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Publication date: 1 March 2011

Chris Procter

The purpose of this paper is to explain how employability and entrepreneurship embedded in the practice of professional placements in a large UK Business School, grounded…

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Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to explain how employability and entrepreneurship embedded in the practice of professional placements in a large UK Business School, grounded in literature and research concerning the relationship between professional experience and employability. It explores possible further developments of this practice into student entrepreneurship.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper outlines the relevant literature and then describes the operation of the scheme in practice. It identifies relevant problems and discusses opportunities for both development and research.

Findings

Professional experience is of immense value to both students and the organisations that host them. Despite reluctance on the part of some of these two key stakeholders, it has the potential for further expansion in terms of number of students on placement, their location, their experience and integrating placements with entrepreneurship education.

Practical implications

Organisations may see the benefit of employing students on one year or shorter contracts. Universities not currently offering professional placements within the curriculum to their students may wish to adopt best practice and those that are already involved may wish to consider the optional/compulsory element of the placement experience in order to address the reticence of many students to secure this experience. The paper suggests solutions to the well‐established question “Can entrepreneurship be taught?” by investigating the idea of Enterprise Placements.

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The paper helps to explain, in a practical way, the opportunities and problems associated with the implementation of a placement scheme in the context of relevant literature.

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Journal of Chinese Entrepreneurship, vol. 3 no. 1
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1756-1396

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Publication date: 10 August 2021

Ravineet Kaur, Rakesh Kumar Sharma and Apurva Bakshi

Advertising clutter has fueled the rise of nontraditional advertising methods. The current study, conducted in India, adopted the consumer socialization framework to…

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Purpose

Advertising clutter has fueled the rise of nontraditional advertising methods. The current study, conducted in India, adopted the consumer socialization framework to assess product placement attitudes and behaviors.

Design/methodology/approach

A questionnaire-based survey was conducted to gauge consumers' responses to product placements. Structural equation modeling (SEM) was applied to analyze the relationship between different variables.

Findings

The results revealed that young Indian adults are positive about product placements as they believe that incorporating brands into the content adds realism. The authors found that socialization agents significantly impact viewers' attitudes toward product placements which in turn influence their purchase intentions. The authors also found that product acceptability impacts consumers' purchase intentions.

Practical implications

This paper provides important insights into consumers' perceptions of product placements. Based on the findings, marketers can formulate effective product placement strategies.

Originality/value

Most of the studies existing in this area have been conducted in the developed markets except a few which have been conducted in the emerging markets. Hence, the present study is an attempt to fill this research gap. This study is among the first to establish a relationship between product acceptability and consumers' purchase intentions.

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International Journal of Emerging Markets, vol. ahead-of-print no. ahead-of-print
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1746-8809

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Publication date: 27 November 2017

Steven A. Dennis, Yilei Zhang and Song Wang

We examine the maturity structure in private placements of debt and relate it to contracting, signaling, tax, and liquidity risk considerations for firms. We find that…

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We examine the maturity structure in private placements of debt and relate it to contracting, signaling, tax, and liquidity risk considerations for firms. We find that firms with higher tax rates issue private placements of debt with longer maturities, consistent with the tax hypothesis. However, our results do not support the contracting, signaling, and liquidity risk hypotheses. In addition, the results are confined to the smaller firms in the sample, firms without a public debt rating, and debt issues not pursuant to Rule 144A. The evidence is consistent with smaller firms issuing private placements of debt to avoid monopoly rent extraction from banks.

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Growing Presence of Real Options in Global Financial Markets
Type: Book
ISBN: 978-1-78714-838-3

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Publication date: 25 September 2020

David H. Johnston

This chapter focuses on the school placement element of Initial Teacher Education provision. It opens with an examination of a range of issues characterising research and…

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This chapter focuses on the school placement element of Initial Teacher Education provision. It opens with an examination of a range of issues characterising research and writing about placement at global level before considering the vernacular nuances of the Scottish context. The chapter then turns to the problematic matter of quality in teaching practice and argues against reifying school placement as something that exists separate or apart from the student teachers who participate in it. It challenges simplistic analyses of the quality of the placement in terms of external provision through supportive mentoring relationships within a welcoming organisational culture. Drawing on data from the author's recent research, the relational nature of the school placement is emphasised and an argument promoted that individual student teachers make significant contributions to the nature of the support they experience on placement. Implications for further research are considered in the conclusion.

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