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ERIC Number: EJ996290
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Dec
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0952-8733
Graduate Employability: A Review of Conceptual and Empirical Themes
Tomlinson, Michael
Higher Education Policy, v25 n4 p407-431 Dec 2012
The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview of some of the dominant empirical and conceptual themes in the area of graduate employment and employability over the past decade. The paper considers the wider context of higher education (HE) and labour market change, and the policy thinking towards graduate employability. It draws upon various studies to highlight the different labour market perceptions, experiences and outcomes of graduates in the United Kingdom and other national contexts. It further draws upon research that has explored the ways in which students and graduates construct their employability and begin to manage the transition from HE to work. The paper explores some of the conceptual notions that have informed understandings of graduate employability, and argues for a broader understanding of employability than that offered by policymakers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom