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ERIC Number: EJ851148
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jan
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1358-3883
Employment Outcomes of Science Graduates in Australia: Implications for Choice and Diversity in the Curriculum
Anderson, Malcolm; McInnis, Craig; Hartley, Robyn
Tertiary Education and Management, v9 n1 p61-76 Jan 2003
In this paper, we compare employment outcomes of science graduates in Australia with information about survey respondents' courses of study to determine the nature and extent of employment-curriculum match (or mismatch). Outcomes of student preferences are also explored to see which course structures--specifically generalist or specialist--are more successful than others. Six different measures of employment-curriculum matching are used to argue that mismatching is likely to be minimal. The paper suggests implications for the structure of undergraduate science degrees.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia