ERIC Number: ED219981
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
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Higher Education and Employment: A Case Study of Israel.
Unemployment among university graduates in Israel is examined in light of their possible retraining for placement in other professional fields experiencing shortages, including new occupations. After an introduction that includes a retraining model, the following are covered in separate chapters: (1) a profile of humanities and social science graduates according to sex, age, marital status, and country of origin; (2) student geographic mobility and the location of institutions of higher learning; (3) the distribution of graduates in each university department and the prevalence and satisfaction with each; (4) continuation of studies with emphasis on the characteristics and motivation of postgraduate students; (5) graduate employment; (6) the relation between studies and work; (7) work satisfaction and graduate characteristics; (8) occupational training in light of bridging the gap between university output and labor market demands; and (9) study and employment information and counseling. The final chapter offers summaries and suggestions on various areas such as: similarities and differences between humanities and social science graduates; expansion of higher education; changing fields of study; postgraduate studies; and occupational preparation. Among the conclusions are that the increased prevalence of higher education in Israel and the continuing immigration of professionals results in a need for more retraining programs, and that the humanities and social science graduates account for 60 percent of the entire student body in Israel. A bibliography is provided. (LC)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Case Studies, College Graduates, Education Work Relationship, Employment Patterns, Employment Potential, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Humanities, Job Training, Migration, Retraining, Social Sciences, Student Characteristics, Student Motivation
Praeger Publishers, Praeger Special Studies, 383 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10017.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
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