ERIC Number: ED092813
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Education and Jobs. Career Patterns Among Selected Canadian Science Graduates with International Comparisons.
Boyd, A. D.; Gross, A. C.
The aim of the present study is to assess the education-employment adjustment processes for Canadian science manpower during the late 1950's and 1960's in order to gain insights which will be useful in dealing with problems of the 1970's. Using both objective and subjective information, it analyzes individuals' education and career patterns against changes in the educational system and trends in the economy, and, to deepen the perspective, compares these analyses with related studies in Canada and abroad. Physical scientists were chosen for the investigation because of their importance and the possibility of comparing study results with a similar study of Canadian engineers done in 1967-68. Questions posed in the study are: (1) How well did the science graduates of the late 1950's and 1960's integrate into the world of work? (2) How easily did they make the adjustment from education to employment? (3) How do those performing research and teaching utilize their education? and (4) How effectively is the education of science graduates used in other areas of activity? Those graduates not actually working in science may be of great significance, because they may well be the majority of tomorrow, as opportunities in teaching and research are currently not expanding very rapidly. The success of graduates who have sought jobs outside the traditional areas can give clues to the kind of education-employment relationships existing in the changed conditions of the 1970's and 1980's. (Author)
Descriptors: Career Choice, College Graduates, Cross Cultural Studies, Educational Assessment, Research Projects, Science Careers, Science Education, Vocational Adjustment
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Science Council of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario).
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Identifiers - Location: Canada