ERIC Number: ED111962
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Influences on the Career Development of Elementary School Children.
Ryan, Charles W.; Young, Jon I.
To provide guidelines for educators who plan career development in school programs, this research studied the influences on career development of young children. Evidence was sought to determine how the world of work is presented to children in the elementary reading texts and materials. Samples of reading materials used in the elementary classrooms of the Old Town, Maine school system were analyzed and each student in grades 2, 4, and 6 was administered an occupational knowledge test to measure attitudes and knowledge of occupations and perceptions of sex-identified occupations. Data revealed that reading materials had little effect on the child's views of various occupations as measured by correlation between knowledge and preference. Older elementary students showed less prejudice about sex stereotyped occupations than did the younger students. Included in the appendix is Roe's Scheme for Classification of Occupations and a 10-page Career Inventory for the elementary grades. (Author/MU)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Maine State Dept. of Educational and Cultural Services, Augusta. Vocational Education Research Coordinating Unit.
Authoring Institution: Maine Univ., Orono. Coll. of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Maine