Graduate Employability in Context: Theory, Research and Debate

Springer
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This book explores the highly significant and contested area of graduate employability and employment which is paid so much attention by those in the media and policy-makers. This is driven largely by concerns over the wider economic impact and value of graduates as increasing numbers complete their studies in higher education. At a time when graduates are seen as key to economic success, the critical question remains as to how their employability plays out in a changing labour market. This book brings together innovative approaches and research to present an extensive survey of the field. It provides insight on what is a complex and often elusive social and economic problem, ranging from how graduate employability is constructed as an economic and policy agenda to explorations of how graduates manage the transition from higher education to paid employment and finally to suggest future directions for curricula, policy and research.
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About the author

Michael Tomlinson is Associate Professor at Southampton Education School, University of Southampton, UK. He has published widely in the areas of graduate employability, Higher Education policy and lifelong learning. His previous book was Education, Work and Identity.

Leonard Holmes is Reader in Management at the Business School, University of Roehampton, UK. His interests are in the areas of graduate employability, skills, competence and management training and development. His previous book was The Dominance of Management: A Participatory Critique.

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Publisher
Springer
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Published on
Oct 31, 2016
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Pages
377
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ISBN
9781137571687
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Language
English
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Genres
Business & Economics / Labor
Education / Educational Policy & Reform / General
Education / General
Education / Philosophy, Theory & Social Aspects
Social Science / Sociology / General
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