ERIC Number: EJ722901
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Dec
Reference Count: 27
The Situation in Industry and the Loss of Interest in Science Education
European Journal of Education, v40 n4 p405-416 Dec 2005
The case of Germany is taken as an example of cyclical variation in higher education enrolment in the sciences. The article argues that the mechanism underpinning these fluctuations is the cobweb model. This model establishes a recursive loop between trends in enrolments in a discipline and trends in the labour market associated with this discipline. The analysis highlights two conditions that are required for the model to apply: the elasticity of higher education capacity and the segmentation of the labour market.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Science Interests, Labor Market, Education Work Relationship, Enrollment Trends, Models, Science Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Germany