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Students as Journeymen between Cultures of Higher Education and Work: A Comparative European Project on the Transition from Higher Education to Work Life
Linköping University, Faculty of Educational Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences and Learning, Studies in Adult, Popular and Higher Education.
Oslo Universitet.
Gdansk University.
University of Duisburg-Essen.
2007 (English)In: Higher Education in Europe, ISSN 0379-7724, Vol. 32, no 4, 305-316 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

 This paper addresses the feasibility of higher education in relationship to the demands of work life. The research is a comparative study involving four European countries: Sweden, Norway, Poland, and Germany. The research focuses on the view of freshmen, senior students and later graduates within Psychology and Political Science. Data is built up by semi-structured interviews, which have been subjected to qualitative analyses. The results indicate that higher education, with some exceptions, seems to produce a discipline-based identity among the students. These findings may be indicative of the value for employability of also classical academic generic skills. 

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2007. Vol. 32, no 4, 305-316 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-39461Local ID: 48645OAI: diva2:260310
Available from: 2009-10-10 Created: 2009-10-10 Last updated: 2011-01-11

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