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Jackson, Denise – Studies in Higher Education, 2016
Mastery of certain generic skills and the successful formation of pre-professional identity are widely considered to influence graduate work-readiness and job attainment. Given their links with enhanced productivity, performance and innovation, skill development and graduate identity appear critical amidst ongoing global stagnation in advanced…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Self Concept, Bachelors Degrees, Foreign Countries
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Jackson, Denise – Studies in Higher Education, 2015
Work-integrated learning (WIL) is widely considered instrumental in equipping new graduates with the required employability skills to function effectively in the work environment. Evaluation of WIL programs in enhancing skill development remains predominantly outcomes-focused with little attention to the process of what, how and from whom students…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Skill Development, Integrated Activities, Barriers
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Jackson, Denise; Michelson, Grant – Studies in Higher Education, 2015
It has long been argued in many Western countries that having a highly skilled workforce is crucial to innovation and national competitiveness. Ensuring the employment of the most highly educated members of a country's population is integral to helping achieve such economic outcomes. Therefore, the objective of this study is to identify the major…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Doctoral Degrees, Research Universities, National Surveys
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Jackson, Denise; Chapman, Elaine – Studies in Higher Education, 2012
This article addresses the growing need to profile the required competencies of entry-level business graduates and to evaluate the extent to which they are generic across international boundaries and discipline areas. Two hundred and ninety-one Australian and UK business academics examined the relative importance of a broad set of graduate…
Descriptors: Profiles, Competence, Foreign Countries, Intellectual Disciplines