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Education students, employers and employability: a report on a small scale project in 2004

Anderson, Julie and Mitchell, Helena, ESCalate (Education Subject Centre of the Higher Education Academy), corp creator. (2004) Education students, employers and employability: a report on a small scale project in 2004.

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Abstract

This paper reports on a project which investigated education courses in terms of the employability of graduates at one English post '92 institution. The paper examines the initial findings from the project. These include data from a survey of a hundred and twenty seven undergraduates, focus group interviews with both students and staff and a student workshop. A small number of employers also give their views. Employability isn't an issue for Education graduates. They always get jobs don't they? But what about the increasing number coming through on Education courses that have no vocational element? What do such graduates do? Not all of them want to go into teaching. That's why they chose to do a degree without QTS ( qualified teacher status). How do employers view their qualifications? What do they need to do to secure that perfect job? And what are the prospects for their careers in the long term? This paper reports on a recent project which investigated Education courses in terms of the employability of graduates at one English post '92 institution. The paper examines the initial findings from the project. These include data from a survey of a hundred and twenty seven undergraduates, focus group interviews with both students and staff and a student workshop. A small number of employers also give their views. It is presented as a Word document of some 16 pages

Item Type: Document from Web
Publisher: ESCalate
Uncontrolled Keywords: Employability,Employability policies
Depositing User: escalate
Date Deposited: 02 Dec 2011 10:16
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2012 09:15
URI: http://dera.ioe.ac.uk/id/eprint/13070
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