ERIC Number: ED054376
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Apr
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The Transition from School to Work; A Study of the Child's Changing Perception of Work from the Age of Seven.
Hill, J. M. M.
To further clarify the problems relating to the transition from school to work, this pilot project was undertaken to study the way children's perceptions of adult work develop over the course of time. Information for the study was collected through a series of intensive, individual, private interviews with 162 children (ages 7-20) concerning their specific perceptions of adult work. In reporting the results of the project, the discussion is organized by age groups--children from 7 to 9, children from 10 to 12, children from 13 to 15, and children from 16 to 18. An implication of this project is that career guidance might be based upon a constant monitoring of development instead of being located at a relatively narrow point in time. (Author/JS)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Career Development, Career Planning, Child Development, Interviews, Perception, Perceptual Development, School Counseling, Vocational Adjustment, Vocational Education, Vocational Interests, Work Attitudes
Centre for Applied Social Research, Tavistock Institute of Human Relations, Tavistock Centre, Belsize Lane, London, NW3 5BA, Great Britain
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Authoring Institution: Tavistock Inst. of Human Relations, London (England).