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ERIC Number: EJ821695
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 23
ISSN: ISSN-0379-7724
The Emphasis on Employability and the Changing Role of the University in Europe
Prokou, Eleni
Higher Education in Europe, v33 n4 p387-394 Dec 2008
This article argues that in today's knowledge societies, European universities are called upon to make students more employable, by cultivating their skills and by encouraging them to lifelong learning for enhancing their flexibility in the labour market. Employability is emphatically stressed and, to a certain extent, is associated with equity concerns. However, the special emphasis on employability is strongly associated with the emergence of the "market-driven" or "pragmatic" university, as pressures increase for the university to abandon the Humboldtian ideals of its autonomy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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