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ERIC Number: EJ1025467
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Dec
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0141-1926
Realist and Relational Perspectives on Graduate Identity and Employability: A Response to Hinchliffe and Jolly
Holmes, Leonard
British Educational Research Journal, v39 n6 p1044-1059 Dec 2013
This article responds to that by Hinchliffe and Jolly, published in an earlier issue of this journal, exploring graduate identity and employability. Their article espousedly draws upon the conceptualisation of graduate identity, as formulated by this present author. This article argues that Hinchliffe and Jolly have given insufficient attention to different modes of conceptualisation, the realist and the relational, that are key to differentiating the original use of the term "graduate identity" from uses where that term is conflated with "graduateness". After exploring realist and relational perspectives, the article considers possible reformulation of the study by Hinchliffe and Jolly, to enhance its contribution to research from a relational perspective.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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