Students as Journeymen between Cultures of Higher Education and Work: A Comparative European Project on the Transition from Higher Education to Work Life
2007 (English)In: Higher Education in Europe, ISSN 0379-7724, Vol. 32, no 4, 305-316 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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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