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ERIC Number: EJ907723
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1363-9080
Humboldt Goes to the Labour Market: How Academic Higher Education Fuels Labour Market Success in the Czech Republic
Pabian, Petr; Sima, Karel; Kyncilova, Lucie
Journal of Education and Work, v24 n1-2 p95-118 Feb 2011
The Czech Republic is one of the post-communist countries where the transformation from late industrial to knowledge economies and knowledge societies was complicated by the simultaneous transformations from communist centrally planned economies to democratic regimes and market economies. Furthermore, the transformation of higher education itself brings even more complications into the picture, most notably the vast and rapid expansion--as far-reaching and much faster than in most West European countries. We argue that contrary to the dominant neoliberal discourse, the Czech experience shows that higher education graduates imbued with Humboldtian academic education fare exceptionally well in the contemporary changing economy. Furthermore, their situation shows no signs of deterioration despite rapid expansion of higher education and its Humboldtian nature. Graduates themselves view their study experience as a good basis for their work even though (or because?) they identify their education as theory-oriented without extensive practical knowledge and experience. (Contains 7 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Czech Republic