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Re: When did the term 'employability' first appear in policy?

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From the OED: The first use appears to be in the field in Eugenics. Alexander Carr-Saunders was secretary of the Eugenics Education Society. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Carr-Saunders 

1926    A. M. Carr-Saunders Eugenics vii. 157   Categories (a) and (b) of employability account for 89・4 per cent. of the men and 88・2 per cent. of the women.
1927    Daily Tel. 28 June 7/2   The scheme‥is for the purpose of so improving the general employability of young unskilled men.

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-----Original Message-----
From: List for UK HEI employability developers [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of McQuaid, Ronald
Sent: 09 March 2012 21:56
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Subject: Re: When did the term 'employability' first appear in policy?

How about 1904 (also arguable if it counts as policy):

"The first appearance of the term may have been in Barnett’s piece in the Economic Review of July 1904, entitled ‘The unemployed and the unemployable’. 
Gazier suggests that the term was then ‘stabilised’ and expanded upon within Beveridge’s 1909 work on the unemployment problem and was subsequently widely used in the US during the depression of the 1930s (see also Mansfield, 2001). 
But even before this time an emerging orthodoxy had sought to organise the ‘employable’ from the ‘unemployable’ ? Welshman (2006) notes the importance of an 1894 Royal Commission on Labour, which argued that temporary unemployment was usually the result of conditions independent of the individual (other than that 'least capable' in terms of 'comparative fitness' tended to be laid off first); but that ‘physical or moral defects’ were more likely to afflict a consistently/long-term unemployed (and ‘unemployable’) group." 

Extract from Colin Lindsay's PhD.
Mansfield, M. (2001) ‘Flying to the moon: re-considering the British labour exchange system in the early twentieth century’, Labour History Review, 66 (1): 24-40.
Welshman, J. (2006) ‘The concept of the unemployable’, Economic History Review, 59 (3): 578-606.


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From: List for UK HEI employability developers [[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Neil Lent [[log in to unmask]]
Sent: 09 March 2012 17:13
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Subject: Re: When did the term 'employability' first appear in policy?

Hi there colleagues!

 I've found a reference from 1951:

Van Deventer, AJ and Scanlon, JA (1951) "A survey of  attitudes of local
industry toward the employability of the hearing aid wearer" Journal of
Speech and Hearing Disorders, 19 222-225

Like Andrew's contribution, I'm not sure that this counts as policy
either...

Best wishes,

Neil


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-----Original Message-----
From: List for UK HEI employability developers
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Sent: 09 March 2012 16:50
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Subject: Re: When did the term 'employability' first appear in policy?

Possibly not quite what you're looking  for but the first sighting of
employability that Ive come across is Feintuch 1955.......not sure if this
counts as policy though?
http://psycnet.apa.org/journals/mon/69/7/1/
ATR

Dr Andrew Rothwell
Reader in Management,
Head of Subject, Leadership & Organisation Derby Business School Faculty of
Business and Law University of Derby Derby
DE22 1GB
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From: List for UK HEI employability developers
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Sent: 09 March 2012 16:37
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Subject: Re: When did the term 'employability' first appear in policy?

McQuaid, R.W. and C. Lindsay (2005) ‘The Concept of Employability’, Urban
Studies, 42, 2, 197-219.

(apologies for self citation). This discusses some of the history of the
term ? including Glazier and Hillage & Pollard  (conclusion ? there are lots
of different views and what is important is that we know what is meant by
the term in each circumstance rather than claiming ownership of a particular
term.


Also, for those interested in some policy views:
“'Employability' encompasses all the things that enable people to increase
their chances of getting a job, staying in a job, and progressing further in
work” (Scottish Government, 2011b).
Scottish Government (2011).  Employability:
http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Education/Employability  [Accessed
22.02.2012]



From: List for UK HEI employability developers
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Stanbury,
David R
Sent: 09 March 2012 16:21
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Subject: Re: When did the term 'employability' first appear in policy?

This is probably well covered in the article that Ann mentions, but Hillage,
J. & Pollard,E. (1998). Employability: developing a framework for policy
analysis, DfEE Research Briefing No. 85. London, DfEE. Might be worth a look
too.

Dave

From: List for UK HEI employability developers
[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of A.E.Pegg
Sent: 09 March 2012 16:10
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Subject: Re: When did the term 'employability' first appear in policy?

Hi Ruth,

Anne de Bruin and Ann Dupuis   in  ‘Making Employability ‘work’  The journal
of Interdisciplinary Economics ? 2008   19,  399 ? 419    have a really good
section on the history of the term,
Referring to Gazier 1998 within their discussion…

Hope that helps,
ann




Dr Ann Pegg
Academic Lead: Student Employability

Centre for Inclusion and Curriculum
The Open University
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Milton Keynes
MK7 6AA

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From: Ruth Ann Smith [mailto:[log in to unmask]]
Sent: 09 March 2012 15:48
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Subject: When did the term 'employability' first appear in policy?

Hi All

It has been a pleasure to read all the posts over the last week and I am
hoping that some of you may be able to help me with this conundrum.

Does anyone know when the term ‘Employability’ was first coined in
educational policy? I am doing an EdD looking at the transitions of creative
students and wondered when the idea of employability was recognised by
policy-makers.

Have a good weekend all.

Regards

Ruth A Smith
Knowledge Transfer, Employability and Enterprise Art, Design and Performance
Victoria Building, Room 228 UCLan Preston, PR1 2HE

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