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ERIC Number: EJ892430
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISSN: ISSN-1363-9080
Less Time to Study, Less Well Prepared for Work, yet Satisfied with Higher Education: A UK Perspective on Links between Higher Education and the Labour Market
Little, Brenda; Arthur, Lore
Journal of Education and Work, v23 n3 p275-296 Jul 2010
This paper explores graduates' views on the relationship between higher education and employment. It draws on a major European study involving graduates five years after graduation and highlights similarities and differences between UK graduates' experiences and their European counterparts. Specifically, we address questions raised in the study about the subjects studied and their relevance to entry into the labour market; if the academic level obtained was appropriate, whether graduates, with hindsight of five years, would choose the same subjects or the same institution again; and whether they were satisfied with their current job. Such specific questions relate to broader perspectives such as the perceived value of higher education study in relation to initial employment and future life histories. These have to be seen in the context of cultural differences in higher education systems at the time of the research and, perhaps, increasing convergences in the light of the Bologna Agreement. (Contains 7 figures and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom