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Rethinking Graduate Employability in Context

Discourse, Policy and Practice

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  • Introduces novel methodological perspectives to study the process of graduate employability
  • Examines employability at the macro, meso and micro levels and in international contexts
  • Provides social and contextual analysis as a theoretical concept, and discourse and policy imperative and practice

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This open access book offers critical, multidisciplinary analyses on graduate employability. The book examines employability at the macro, meso and micro levels: higher education policy, the labour market, higher education institutions, organisations, individuals and social groups, in European, North American and Australian contexts. The contributors provide social and contextual analysis of graduate employability as a theoretical concept, a discourse and policy imperative and a social and discursive practice. The volume also introduces novel methodological perspectives to study the process of graduate employability. There is an urgent need for comprehensive and unified critical perspectives on graduate employability, as such analyses have so far been scarce and often isolated. Besides filling this gap in the literature, the book will also serve as essential reading on courses that focus on graduate careers and employability as well as higher education policy and practice.

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Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Graduate Employability as a Career and Identity Process

Reviews

"Rethinking Graduate Employability in Context: Discourse, Policy and Practice encourages the reader to think of employability beyond the traditional skills-based, individual perspective. It provides some different lenses on the complex construct of employability, and an engaging and in-depth exploration of graduate identity. Its international focus and rich collection of well-written chapters will appeal to educators responsible for designing policy and practice to develop student employability, and those wishing to explore different methodological approaches to investigating employability." -- Denise Jackson, Edith Cowan University, Australia.

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Education, University of Turku, Turku, Finland

    Päivi Siivonen, Ulpukka Isopahkala-Bouret, Nina Haltia

  • Southampton Education School, University of Southampton, Southampton, UK

    Michael Tomlinson

  • School of Educational Sciences and Psychology, University of Eastern Finland, Joensuu, Finland

    Maija Korhonen

About the editors

Päivi Siivonen is Associate Professor in the Department of Education, University of Turku, Finland.

Ulpukka Isopahkala-Bouret is Professor in the Department of Education, University of Turku, Finland.

Michael Tomlinson is Professor in the Southampton Education School, University of Southampton, UK.

Maija Korhonen is University Lecturer at the Educational Sciences and Psychology, University of Eastern Finland.

Nina Haltia is Senior Researcher in the Department of Education, University of Turku, Finland.


Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Rethinking Graduate Employability in Context

  • Book Subtitle: Discourse, Policy and Practice

  • Editors: Päivi Siivonen, Ulpukka Isopahkala-Bouret, Michael Tomlinson, Maija Korhonen, Nina Haltia

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-20653-5

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2023

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-20652-8Published: 14 June 2023

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-20655-9Published: 14 June 2023

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-20653-5Published: 13 June 2023

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXI, 376

  • Number of Illustrations: 12 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Educational Policy and Politics, Education Policy, Higher Education, Professional & Vocational Education

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