ERIC Number: EJ1169922
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Job-Related Requirements and Competences of Educational Science Graduates
Brachem, Julia-Carolin; Braun, Edith M. P.
Journal of Further and Higher Education, v42 n2 p166-176 2018
All over the world, universities have to cope with the mission to promote the employability of their graduates, implying that competences should be trained which are relevant for the professional experience. In this context, it is of special interest where graduates work and what they are doing at work. In this study we focus on educational science graduates (N = 1565) and compare them to graduates of other study programmes (N = 10,224). Using data of the German DZHW graduate panel 2005 (N = 11,789), we address the questions (1) in which fields graduates of educational science work, (2) whether a theoretical-based four-dimensional internal structure of graduates' job-related requirements and competences can be confirmed, (3) what kind of self-rated requirements educational science graduates experience at work, and (4) which self-rated levels of competences they possess, compared to other graduates. The analyses show that most graduates of educational science find an appropriate job in a clearly educational setting and that generic competences (systematic, social, and personal competences) are rated as more important than knowledge processing.
Descriptors: Graduate Surveys, Minimum Competencies, Graduation Requirements, Job Skills, Educational Technology, Questionnaires, Occupational Clusters, College Graduates, Employment Potential, Foreign Countries, Factor Analysis, Maximum Likelihood Statistics, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Germany
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