ERIC Number: ED033991
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Publication Date: 1968
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Leaving School and Starting Work. Problems and Progress in Development.
This book reports an interview study conducted among English blue-collar workers who quit school at age 16 to work. It discusses the education of these out-of-school youth, their occupational choices and job searching, and the nature of their employment, and, by way of contrast, higher education in England. The research found that the schools were failing to help students to choose an occupation realistically and to adjust to the dilemmas of modern life. It is felt that not only schools but employment counselors and social workers must address their services to this problem. Also, education, which should be mandatory until age 18, should shift its orientation from fact-feeding to cultivating the student's awareness of himself and his ability to be a self-educator throughout life. Portions of interviews with the youth are included. (KG)
Descriptors: Blue Collar Occupations, Career Choice, Career Guidance, Curriculum Development, High School Students, Higher Education, Interviews, Out of School Youth, Relevance (Education), Youth Agencies, Youth Employment
Pergamon Press Inc., 44-01 21st St., Long Island City, New York 11101 ($1.50).
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