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ERIC Number: ED074420
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Mar
Pages: 46
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Adolescent Competence and Educational Ambition (plus Supplement).
Edgar, Donald E.
This paper examines the skills and competencies which give students the opportunity to act effectively in social situations in relation to a student's view of self as competent, thus enabling him to take advantage of his opportunities. The sample was drawn from all 14 and 15 year olds attending state secondary schools in the State of Victoria, Australia, during 1971. The results indicate that an adolescent's view of his own competence, already developed on the basis of past life experience, does affect the ordering of variables that might explain educational expectations. The author contends that these findings alter not only the potential effect of "objective" resources as traditionally used in research on this topic, but also the potential effect of these particular value-orientations in dampening or enhancing education ambitions. (Author/SES)
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Note: Paper presented at the annual American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, February 25-March 1, 1973