Isn’t higher education employability?

Gibbs, Paul ORCID logoORCID: (2000) Isn’t higher education employability? Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 52 (4) . pp. 559-571. ISSN 1363-6820 [Article] (doi:10.1080/13636820000200138)


This article seeks to avoid the conflation of employability and other, wider aims of education into one notion of higher education. Drawing initially on Aristotle and then on the existentialism, it attempts to distinguish between employability as one of the outcomes of higher education, and other aspects of personal and civic development. In doing so, the notion of competence is retained, but its link with vocationalism as a primary education aim is questioned.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Centre for Education Research and Scholarship (CERS)
A. > School of Health and Education
Item ID: 2565
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Date Deposited: 23 Jun 2009 09:45
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2019 03:43

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