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ERIC Number: ED046943
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 202
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Work Content and Vocational Development in Novels Listed for Use in New York State Secondary Schools.
Brusasco, Marjori
In this study, 35 novels suggested by the "New York State Syllabus in English for Use in Grades 7 through 12" were examined to determine what attitudes they reflected toward work and vocational choice. After the range and proportion of work content had been noted, categorized, and indexed in each of the novels, it was found that occupations were concentrated in farm-related, professional, and housewife categories, differing widely from a 1960 New York State official statement about occupational groups. Also, it was noted that specific discussions of work attitudes and occupational choice were infrequent and sometimes negative, and career patterns, although diverse for men, were restricted for women. It was concluded that this list of 35 novels presented a somewhat narrow view of work and occupational choice. Findings suggested that wider concepts of work and occupational choice should be developed in the curriculum and that a study is needed to find novels for classroom reading which stimulate vocational exploration among students and which also meet English curriculum criteria. (Author/JB)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, New York University