ERIC Number: ED055861
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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The Employment of Highly Specialised Graduates: A Comparative Study in the United Kingdom and the United States of America, Science Policy Studies No. 3.
McCarthy, M. C.
An analysis of the present supply and likely future needs for scientific and technical specialists and generalists in the United Kingdom and the United States of America was made by examining the content of university curricula, the employment patterns of graduates, subsequent career structure, and the amount and timing of education and training. Compared with American patterns, British education is specialized at undergraduate and graduate levels, there is less contact and mutual understanding between universities and industry, and a much smaller proportion of the country's educational resources devoted to professional inservice education. In both countries there is much interchange between the discipline studied at the university and the eventual employment of the graduate, and there is little suggestion of a change in the amount of specialization required by industry in the ten years from 1968. (Author/AL)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Engineers, Higher Education, International Education, Labor Force Development, Scientific Personnel, Specialization
Her Majesty's Stationery Office, P. O. Box 569, London SE1, England
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Authoring Institution: Department of Education and Science, London (England).
Identifiers: United Kingdom; United States