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dc.contributor.authorChoy, Sarojni
dc.date.accessioned2020-01-20T04:18:46Z
dc.date.available2020-01-20T04:18:46Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn1363-6820
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/13636820.2018.1467435
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/390544
dc.description.abstractThe transition from school to work is a fundamental platform to build societies in order to sustain resilient economies. However, it remains a major labour market policy challenge across nations, largely pertaining to mismatch between skills acquired through educational provisions and those required for productivity, consequently employment and employability in globally competitive work environments. The premise of the book is grounded in contentions that mismatch between skill sets and labour market needs leads to poor productivity and unemployment. The book is organised in three parts. Part I comprises two chapters outlining the issues and challenges of work-readiness. In Part II, the authors analyse the challenges of work- readiness for labour markets in Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, India, Australia, Nepal and Laos. Asia is well represented here. Other Pacific nations are likely to present quite distinct set of challenges with work-readiness. The country cases reported in Part II cover different types of economies, education systems and industrial arrangements yet encounter common as well as distinct challenges with work-readiness of graduates. While there are consistent claims of mismatch between what graduates learn in educational institutions and what employers need, the need for greater input into the curriculum from employers is understated. Paradoxically, while a mismatch of skills and implied poor productivity is consistently argued across the nine country cases, many graduates still seem to find employment as foreign workers in other countries. The final two chapters in Part III give a synthesis of comparative analysis and conclusions. In Chapter 1, Burgess, Cameron, Dhakal and Brown summarise a range of issues about work-readiness. Their examination and interpretations of ‘work-readiness’ unpack the complex nature of this phenomenon. A clear description for the context of the book sets out a common basis for understanding the concept when reading the country chapters (3–11). The authors paid particular attention to discussing the key stakeholders and their roles in improving graduates’ work-readiness. They contend that tertiary institutions and employers play a key role. They also mention ‘individuals, families, communities, organisations and governments’ (12) as important investors. In all the discussions throughout the book, the important role of learners and their responsibilities seem to be shadowed under commentaries about other actors
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherRoutledge: Taylor & Francis Group
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom153
dc.relation.ispartofpageto156
dc.relation.ispartofissue1
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Vocational Education & Training
dc.relation.ispartofvolume71
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEducation Systems
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCurriculum and Pedagogy
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBusiness and Management
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1301
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1302
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1503
dc.subject.keywordsSocial Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsEducation & Educational Research
dc.titleTransitions from education to work: workforce ready challenges in the Asia Pacific (Book Review)
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC2 - Articles (Other)
dcterms.bibliographicCitationChoy, S, Transitions from education to work: workforce ready challenges in the Asia Pacific, Journal of Vocational Education & Training (Book Review), 2019, 71 (1), pp. 153-156
dc.date.updated2020-01-16T05:32:47Z
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gro.rights.copyrightThis is an Author's Accepted Manuscript of an article published in the Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 30 Apr 2018, copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: https://doi.org/10.1080/13636820.2018.1467435
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