Democratic Citizenship and Employable Graduates

  • Melanie Walker
  • Samuel Fongwa


From the outset of our project, we were concerned to align employability with inclusive development; we conceptualized the latter in terms of human development and capabilities. Making the link requires that students develop not only knowledge and skills but also the values that foster their commitments to the public good and the freedoms to formulate equality-directed choices both in work and in life (Walker and McLean 2013). We touched on this earlier when we considered the fostering of human development values. While having a higher education cannot guarantee that people will make public-good or inclusive development choices after they graduate, universities can and should foster awareness of inequalities and the values that might support inclusive development.


Black Student Capability Approach Citizenship Education Good Citizen Global Citizenship 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Melanie Walker
    • 1
  • Samuel Fongwa
    • 2
  1. 1.University of the Free StateBloemfonteinSouth Africa
  2. 2.University of the Free StateBloemfonteinSouth Africa

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