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Dismore, Harriet; Hicks, Helen; Lintern, Marc – Journal of Education and Work, 2010
The Foundation degree was introduced in the UK in 2001 with a view to addressing two main government agendas: widening participation in higher education and improving higher level skills. Both of these agendas are in response to a set of policy drivers aiming to increase levels of employment. Despite its importance in relation to these national…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Associate Degrees, College Graduates, Academic Persistence
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Moreau, Marie-Pierre; Leathwood, Carole – Journal of Education and Work, 2006
In a context of considerable changes in the labour market and higher education sector in the UK, a discourse of employability has become increasingly dominant. Universities are urged to ensure that they produce "employable" graduates, and graduates themselves are exhorted to continually develop their personal skills, qualities and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Employment Potential, College Graduates, Criticism