Academics' and employers' perceptions about responsibilities for employability and their initiatives towards its development

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Author: Sin, Cristina; Amaral, Alberto


This paper reports the results of preliminary research into how Portuguese academics and employers perceive the responsibility of different higher education stakeholders - students, teaching staff, higher education institutions, employers, and policy-makers - for developing graduate employability. The study was conducted eight years after the implementation of the Bologna Process, the reform that placed employability firmly on the agenda of higher education institutions (HEIs) in Portugal. This paper aims to assess the extent to which higher education is held responsible for developing...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Higher education; Providers of education and training; Employment; Skills and knowledge; Research

Keywords: Employability; Skill development; Perception; Academic staff; Employers

Geographic subjects: Portugal; Europe

Published: Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer Science+Business Media, 2017

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Journal title: Higher education

Journal volume: 73

Journal number: 1

Journal date: January 2017

Pages: pp. 97-111

ISSN: 0018-1560, 1573-174X (online)

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Call number: TD/TNC 127.92

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