ERIC Number: EJ870916
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
What Kind of Intercultural Competence Will Contribute to Students' Future Job Employability?
Intercultural Education, v20 n5 p429-438 Oct 2009
This paper explores the potential benefits of education about intercultural issues for improving a student's future job employability. From the perspective of discourse theory, both job employability and intercultural competence as job qualifications may be taken as discursive constructions. This paper delineates understandings of these concepts from the perspective of several social groups concerned, such as European politics, research on human resource management, students and graduates as well as employers. Considering mechanisms from discourse theory, this paper pleads for a growing awareness of constructivist processes involved as a sound basis for an adequate form of intercultural competence enhancing people's employability.
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Interpersonal Competence, Cultural Awareness, Intercultural Communication, Discourse Analysis, Constructivism (Learning), College Students, Foreign Countries, Personnel Management, Personnel Policy, Politics of Education, Student Attitudes, Employer Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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