Polish (Poland)English (United Kingdom)

Graduates of geographical studies on the labour market in the process of transformation in higher education

Unemployment, which also hits people with higher education, is one of the major socio-economic problems in Poland. This unfavourable situation is caused by the wrong conception of higher education which doesn't prepare graduates for employers' requirements.

Curriculum strategies that have been followed contributed to the situation where many faculties at universities are perceived as the admission pass to professions poorly paid or even as those ones that don't give the opportunity of finding any job in the future.

 The author of this paper presents results of research performed among graduates of geographical studies in the system of two-stage studies (Bachelor's three-year studies and Master's two-year studies) and Master's five year-studies at Pedagogical University of Cracow.

The main aims of this research were as follows:

• Getting to know how graduates assess the competences acquired during their studies. These competences are regarded as the key ones in tuning research on a European scale;

• Getting to know geographical studies graduates' plans, expectations and attitudes towards challenges of labour market.

The results obtained proved that geography graduates, especially those with Bachelor's degree assessed most of the key competences as good and very good. Criteria which are taken into account while choosing a job are not dependent on money. The dominant criteria are the ability to join work with passions and the prospects for professional development. Respondents declared the intention to look for a job in the education sector and the civil service by means of the direct contact with an employer.


Opublikowane w:

Piróg D., 2011. Graduates of geographical studies on the labour market in the process of transformation in higher education [W:] Transformacja systemowa w edukacji geograficznej. Prace i Studia Geograficzne, t. 48, Prace Instytutu Geografii UJK, t. 18, s. 161-172.

pdf Full tekst


References:

Donert K., 2007, Aspects of the state of Geography in European higher education. Tuning geography: a report of findings and outcomes, Liverpool Hope University.

Gedye S., Fender E., Chalkley B., 2004, Geography and jobs: undergraduate expectations and graduate experience, Journal of Geography in Higher Education, 28, 3, pp. 381–396.

Kicior A. ,2007, Problemy zatrudnienia absolwentów szkół wyższych [Problems of an employment of graduates in higher education], Edukacja [Education], 3, pp. 11–18.

Kluczowe kompetencje [Key competences], 2005, Fundacja Rozwoju Systemu Edukacji, Warszawa.

Kopertyńska W.M., 2009, Sytuacja ludzi młodych na rynku pracy i jej wpływ na ich aktywności [Situation of young people on the labour market and its influence on their activity], [in]: Noga M. et al.(ed.), Rynek pracy w Polsce [Labour market in Poland], Wyd. CeDeWu, Warszawa, pp. 75–83.

Majewska B., Pieńczykowska J., 2010, Pierwsza praca nie popłaca [First job is not wellpaid], Polska The Times from 18.08.2010.

Piróg D., Piróg S., 2007, Pożądane umiejętności absolwentów nauczycielskich studiów geograficznych na rynku pracy w procesie przemian społeczno-gospodarczych w Polsce [The most needed skills of geography teachers' studies graduates on the labour market in the process of socio-economic changes in Poland] [in]: Lach J. et al. (ed.), Procesy transformacji społeczno-ekonomicznych i przyrodniczych struktur przestrzennych, [Processes of socio-economic and environmental transformation of spatial structures], Wyd. Nauk. AP, Kraków, pp. 631–645.

Wójcik M., 2010, Pracowici pesymiści – oczekiwania polskich studentów i absolwentów [Diligent pessimists – expectations of Polish students and graduates], [in:] www.expertia.pl/strefa/material/29588.

www.startwkariere.pl.

 

 

Joomla SEO powered by JoomSEF
Follow @Danuta_Pirog