This book explores a noteworthy variety among economically advanced countries in the competences fostered by higher education, and the emphasis placed either on laying a broad basis of knowledge or direct preparation for professional tasks. In some countries, universities are closely involved in ensuring a rapid transition from student to employee; in others, students typically face a long period after graduation for the search of a suitable career.
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Number of pages: 172
Weight: 950 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 11 mm
Edition: 2006 ed.
"The results of this project are extensive, interesting and important" (Professor John Brennan, Centre for Higher Education Research and Information, London, UK)