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ERIC Number: EJ1214049
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Aug
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2285-939X
The Impact of Geography Curricula on Employability: A Student Perspective
Ni?a, Mihai Razvan; Clius, Mioara; Gavrilidis, Alexandru Athanasios
Romanian Review of Geographical Education, v7 n2 p5-22 Aug 2018
The number of graduates from universities or higher education institutions increased in the last 30 years in Europe, but not in the same pace as their absorption rates on the labor market in their fields of study. Understanding the paradigms in which higher institutions' work is important in relation to their structure, teaching staff, curriculum and opportunities for students. Our analysis focuses on the reasons why students choose a faculty of Geography and assesses their perception regarding the educational process and employability. The results emphasize as main motivation the passion for Geography, while the location in Bucharest plays an important role also. The results underlined that students felt that they should have been more involved in research activities or they should have been given the opportunity to work in part-time jobs during their studies. The findings of our paper correspond with the social and economic context as the youth who arrive in a big city, such as Bucharest, are more interested to find a job and produce an income, putting their studies on the second place. These aspects emphasize the need for creating a stronger connection between the higher education institution and the labour market actors and the need to adjust the curricula according to employers' requirements.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Romania