The Transition from Graduation to Work : Challenges and Strategies in the Twenty-First Century Asia Pacific and Beyond
(Work, Organization, and Employment)
Burgess, John (EDT)
Nankervis, Alan (EDT)
Prikshat, Verma (EDT)
263 p. 24 cm
This book reports on the findings from a research study of vocational and higher education graduates' employability challenges. The primary focus of the book is on governments; secondary, vocational, and higher education systems; and industry employers - rather than graduates themselves.
This book reports on the findings from a research study of vocational and higher education graduates' employability challenges. The nature and extent of these challenges, their underlying causes, and effective strategies to address the problems in this area are all analysed from a multiple-stakeholder paradigm. The primary focus of the book is on governments; secondary, vocational, and higher education systems; and industry employers - rather than graduates themselves - in order to highlight the policy and strategy implications for governments, industry and educational systems. Readers will acquire comprehensive information on the nature and extent of graduate employability in terms of country-specific challenges, together with a deeper understanding of their complex causes, and the inter-relatedness between governments, educational systems, industry sectors, and potential employers. They will also be provided with a broad range of stakeholder strategies designed to effectively address these challenges within integrated national and regional approaches.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Graduate Employability Challenges - The scope of the problem.- Chapter 2: The Fourth Industrial Revolution & employability.- Chapter 3: Theories, concepts & implications, towards a conceptual framework.- Chapter 4: Method: Mapping stakeholders of graduate employability.- Chapter 5: Australia.- Chapter 6: Singapore.- Chapter 7: Malaysia.- Chapter 8: China.- Chapter 9: Indonesia.- Chapter 10: Vietnam.- Chapter 12: India.- Chapter 12: Taiwan.- Chapter 13: Nepal.- Chapter 14: Mauritius.- Chapter 15: Laos.- Chapter 16: EU/UK.- Chapter 17: Cross-regional comparisons, practical collaborations, and effective stakeholder solutions.- Chapter 18: Conclusion.