Higher education and work: setting a new research agenda

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dc.date.accessioned 2006-02-07 en
dc.date.accessioned 2023-06-22T10:02:13Z
dc.date.available 2023-06-22T10:02:13Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.isbn 0796921180 en
dc.identifier.uri https://www.hsrcpress.ac.za/books/higher-education-and-work en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/6977
dc.description.abstract Higher education and work consists of two papers. The first paper provides an analysis of research on graduate employment in South Africa. It offers a reflection on the state of research on graduate employment and unemployment in South Africa. First, the contents and results of the main types of graduate studies are examined. Then, the value of graduate tracer studies and employer perception studies is assessed in relation to whether they promote organisational learning for higher education institutions and provide good rates of return for employers and government. The analysis is based on data from national graduate and institutional surveys, questionnaires on employment outcomes in particular professions and data from census, household and labour force surveys in South Africa. The second paper looks at the challenges facing the education, training and employment of South Africa?s scientific labour force. The development of South Africa's scientific labour force forms part of a larger project of human resource development at universities, technikons, science councils, government departments and research agencies. This paper examines the state of high-level knowledge production at universities and technikons as from 2000. It is addresse this in three stages, by describing the state of master's and doctoral training, the quality of the academic workforce, and the state of research output. The data presented in this paper suggest both opportunities and challenges for developing the scientific labour force at higher education institutions. While it does not offer a historical or sociological cast of explanation for the state of the academic workforce, or for the state of postgraduate training, and while it does not provide a raft of ideas to expand the science workforce, it suggests that the main challenges relate to consolidating quality student training; promoting the retention of academics with doctorates; and improving the equity balance within the academic workforce. The key opportunities involve the use of the existing structural base at higher education institutions and in research organisations, as well as developing mechanisms to consolidate and expand research training for students and academics en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher HSRC Press en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Education, Science and skills Development Research Programme; Occasional Paper; 1 en
dc.subject HIGHER EDUCATION en
dc.subject WORK en
dc.subject RESEARCH en
dc.title Higher education and work: setting a new research agenda en
dc.type Monograph (Book) en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.BudgetYear 2005/06 en
dc.ResearchGroup Education, Science and Skills Development en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Cape Town en
dc.ArchiveNumber 3632 en
dc.outputnumber 2183 en
dc.bibliographictitle Koen, C. (2006) Higher education and work: setting a new research agenda. (Education, Science and skills Development Research Programme; Occasional Paper; 1). Cape Town: HSRC Press. http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/6977 http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/6977 en
dc.publicationyear 2006 en
dc.contributor.author1 Koen, C. en

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