ERIC Number: ED368295
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
From the Generalist Courses to Work: An Annotated Bibliography on Generic Skills. Centre for the Study of Higher Education Research Working Papers, 93.5.
Marginson, Simon; O'Hanlon, Seamus
This annotated bibliography of 70 items was developed as part of a larger research project on the possible application of competency-based approaches to generalist courses (arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences) in higher education. The project also looked at other ways, aside from the use of competency-based approaches, of improving the relationship between higher education and research. The bibliography's main focus is on academic and policy-related literature from Australia and Great Britain, with some material from the United States, Japan, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. Extensive abstracts are provided for most citations which are listed alphabetically by author. The literature abstracts cover research, mainly from the 1990s, on the transition from generalist courses to work; academic understandings of generic skills; employer selection practices and requirements of graduates; employer understandings of skills; the debate about competency-based reform; and material in related areas such as the debate about the university, the humanities, and the role of careers advisers. The bibliography provides a summary of the field in Australia as of early 1993. (Author/GLR)
Descriptors: Career Counseling, Competency Based Education, Educational Quality, Employment Opportunities, Fine Arts, Foreign Countries, General Education, Higher Education, Humanities, Labor Market, Natural Sciences, Relevance (Education), Research, Skill Development, Social Sciences
Department Secretary, Centre for the Study of Higher Education, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3052 Australia ($10 Australian).
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Australian Dept. of Employment, Education and Training, Canberra.
Authoring Institution: Melbourne Univ. (Australia). Centre for the Study of Higher Education.
Identifiers - Location: Australia