ERIC Number: ED036812
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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The Impact of Education on Career Expectations and Mobility. Final Report.
Ben-David, Joseph; Adler, Haim
This study investigated the effect of different school atmospheres on the career aspirations and the actual careers of students. The sample included 60 11th grade students from one high prestige, one less prestigeous general high school and from one technical high school in three cities in Israel and a similar sample of young men who graduated from the same schools ten years earlier. The students were investigated through a questionnaire. The graduates were interviewed personally or, if abroad, were sent mail questionnaires. Occupational aspirations of the students are discussed. An absence of differentiation in career plans between the schools was found although differences between the schools with regards to educational aspiration existed. The students who graduated ten years earlier are discussed in terms of the relationship between aspirations of the present day students and the past aspirations and, the actual careers of the graduates. An important conclusion was that there has been great stability through time in the population, attitudes and occupational behavior of the students of these schools. The questionnaire, appendix and tables are included. (Author/EW)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Higher Education Research.
Authoring Institution: Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem (Israel).