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ERIC Number: EJ788172
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7925
Learning for an Unknown Context: A Comparative Case Study on Some Swedish and Polish Political Science Students' Experiences of the Transition from University to Working Life
Johansson, Kristina; Kopciwicz, Lucyna; Dahlgren, Lars Owe
Compare: A Journal of Comparative Education, v38 n2 p219-231 Mar 2008
This comparative small-scale (Swedish and Polish sample) longitudinal qualitative study investigates political science students' conceptions of their studies, their future profession and their workplace learning. The students (10 in Sweden and 11 in Poland) were interviewed twice, first when they were at the end of their studies and a second time when they had worked for approximately one year. The questions asked were designed to try to understand the transition from higher education to work life. The results indicate that they bring with them a set of academic generic skills from their education when they enter working life. Furthermore, the students in the two countries have very different perceptions of the subject Political Science, and the expectations they have regarding their studies and future working life also differ considerably.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Poland; Sweden