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ERIC Number: EJ936094
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1609
Graduate Employability and the Propensity to Learn in Employment: A New Vocationalism
Bourner, Tom; Greener, Sue; Rospigliosi, Asher
Higher Education Review, v43 n3 p5-30 Sum 2011
This article is about graduate employment, unemployment and underemployment. It looks at the development of employability skills inuniversity education as a response to evidence of the unemployment and underemployment of new graduates and assesses the impact of that response. The article then offers another approach to graduate employability based on the behaviour of graduate employers as reflected in data on graduate employment. The approach focuses on the development of students' willingness and ability to learn in employment. The article concludes by showing that this approach can reconcile the development of graduate employability with the traditional concerns of university education and with the preparation of students for lifelong learning. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A