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Universities, Employability and Human Development (Hardcover) (Melanie Walker & Samuel Fongwa)

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The book makes a significant contribution to critical higher education studies, specifically to graduate employability research and to capabilities and education research. The book moves beyond the simplistic conception of alleged 'gaps' in graduate skills and 'mismatches' between employers and universities, and instead provides an innovative multi-dimensional and intersectional human capabilities conceptualisation of graduate employability. The book challenges an individualised notion of employability, instead locating employability issues in social and economic conditions, and argues that employability choices cannot be divorced from inequality. Qualitative and quantitative data from multiple case-study universities in South Africa are used to explore the perceptions and experiences of diverse students, lecturers, support officers and employers, regarding what each university is doing, or should be doing, to enhance graduate economic opportunities and contribute to inclusive development. The book will be highly relevant to students, scholars and researchers in the fields of education and sociology, particularly those with an interest in graduate employability.
Book Genre - MMBV: Education
Pricing Code - MMBV: X
Author: Melanie Walker & Samuel Fongwa
Item Type: MMBV: Books
Book Format - MMBV: Hardcover
Publisher - MMBV: Springer Verlag
Language - MMBV: English
Street Date: January 27, 2017
TCIN: 51963958
UPC: 9781137584519
Item Number (DPCI): 248-37-5316

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