ERIC Number: EJ1091141
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
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Graduates' Perceptions about Labour Market Competencies: Does the Type of Institution and Programme Make a Difference?
Teixeira, Pedro; Teixeira, Pedro Nuno; Cardoso, Sónia; Rosa, Maria João; Magalhães, António
Higher Education Policy, v29 n1 p109-129 Mar 2016
Over the past decades a continuous trend of expansion has led to the emergence of massified higher education systems that have tried to accommodate a growing diversity of students and demands through diverse institutional profiles and program supply. Recent studies have also pointed out to a growing diversity in the transitions and integration of those expanded cohorts of graduates in the labour market. Hence, it is relevant to assess to what extent the growing institutional and programme diversification may be associated with different profiles of graduates and the multidimensional set of acquired competencies throughout higher education. In this paper are analysed graduates' perceptions about the competencies acquired through HE "vis-à-vis" those required by the labour market and search for differences in those perceptions according to type of institution (public and private, university and vocational) and type of degree. The analysis is based on the Portuguese experience that combines high labour market benefits for graduates with a rapid process of massification.
Descriptors: Labor Market, Graduate Students, Minimum Competencies, Institutional Characteristics, Job Skills, Education Work Relationship, College Programs, Student Attitudes, Student Surveys, Student Diversity, Diversity (Institutional), Foreign Countries
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Identifiers - Location: Portugal