Producing New Workers: Quality, equality and employability in higher education

Morley, Louise (2001) Producing New Workers: Quality, equality and employability in higher education. Quality in Higher Education, 7 (2). pp. 131-138. ISSN 1353-8322

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Abstract

This article addresses employability as a performance indicator in higher education. Questions are raised about the values behind seemingly neutral indicators of value, and whether the same employability attributes have similar economic and professional values for different social groups. A central argument is that employability is a socially de-contextualised signifier in so far as it overlooks how social structures such as gender, race, social class and disability interact with labour market opportunities. The article also interrogates hegemonic assumptions behind the concept of key or core skills in higher education.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Education
Depositing User: Louise Morley
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 21:06
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2012 15:29
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/29518
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