ERIC Number: ED192197
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
Choices and Chances: A Study of Pupils' Choices and Future Career Intentions.
Ryrie, A. C.; And Others
This book is the first result of a research project involving a study of the process by which young people move through secondary school into work or advanced education. The process of subject choice which takes place at the end of the second year of the Scottish secondary system and the students' intentions for the future, at this stage, are discussed. A presentation of recent developments affecting schooling includes the development of comprehensive education, a more varied curriculum, the raising of the minimum school leaving age to 16 and the use of guidance. Developments in society outside the school are also described. The conditions of the research project are presented, including sample characteristics and a description of the eight schools involved. Procedures for subject choice are outlined for each of the schools, and tables which illustrate subjects chosen by the students are shown. Future expectations of the students at age 14 are described and compared. Finally, a discussion is presented on the significance of school assessment of student ability, curriculum provisions for academically disadvantaged students, significance of curriculum choice, parent-school relationships, and the need for student guidance services . (NRB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Career Choice, Career Development, Decision Making, Expectation, Foreign Countries, High Schools, Parent School Relationship, Participant Characteristics, School Guidance, Secondary Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Student Educational Objectives
Scottish Council for Research in Education, 15 St. John Street, Edinburgh, EH8 8JR, Scotland
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Scottish Education Dept., Edinburgh.; Scottish Council for Research in Education.
Authoring Institution: Hodder and Stroughton, Ltd., Kent (Great Britain).