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ERIC Number: EJ945700
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0311-2543
Generic Competency Frameworks: A Brief Historical Overview
Young, Jolee; Chapman, Elaine
Education Research and Perspectives, v37 n1 p1-24 Jun 2010
Significant efforts have now been made to identify the generic competencies required to succeed across different workplace contexts. The aims of this paper were to: (i) outline factors that contributed to the increased demand for generic competencies seen over the last three decades; and (ii) review the early generic competency frameworks developed in Australia, New Zealand, the US, Canada, the UK, and other European countries. It is concluded that whilst there were significant areas of commonality amongst the frameworks, regional differences were also apparent. The paper provides a historical context for more recent research into the generic competencies that should be emphasized within tertiary-level education and training curricula. (Contains 1 table.)
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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: Australia; Canada; New Zealand; United Kingdom; United States