We are currently seeking editors to contribute to our upcoming book series, "School Dropout and Completion Series." This series aims to provide a comprehensive and global examination of the complex factors influencing high school graduation and dropout rates. Through rigorous scholarly research and analysis, the series will delve into the intricacies of how these rates are calculated, explore the social and economic implications of dropping out, and highlight the various pathways students may take toward graduation across different countries and educational systems.
2023: International Student Employability: Narratives of Strengths, Challenges, and Strategies from Global South Students
International Student Employability: Narratives of Strengths, Challenges, and Strategies from Global South Students examines how international undergraduate and graduate level students use their agency to make sense of what they are learning and how to apply that to employability in career pathways.
This book shows that understanding employability from a range of perspectives is important because governments need graduates with skills ready for the labor market, higher educational institutions are measured by the number of graduates to have gainful employment upon graduation, and international students use study abroad to gain the skills and competencies needed for employability. The chapters critically examine several themes including how students use their capabilities to navigate host country national political policies that define and re-define work permits, visas, and immigration. This includes awareness of national and international employment patterns, wicked problems from globalization, demands of changing labor markets, and adaptability for transversal job sectors. Finally, and of most importance is that the chapters use the lens of diverse student groups, including undergraduates, graduate, and doctoral students, international and domestic students, students who study in different HEI sectors (aka, TVET Colleges and universities), and in different academic programs, (aka STEAM, nursing, and humanities), and different geographies of where students come from and where they study. Such diversification showcases those experiences and relevance to employability are fundamentally different.
About the Editors
Rosalind Latiner Raby, Ph.D., is a Senior Lecturer at California State University, Northridge in the Educational Leadership and Policy Studies Department of the College of Education.
Jasvir Kaur Nachatar Singh, Ph.D., a Senior Lecturer at La Trobe University, Melbourne in the Department of Management, Sport and Tourism.
Krishna Bista, Ed.D., is a Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Advanced Studies, Leadership and Policy at Morgan State University, Maryland.