ERIC Number: ED115935
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A Survey of Career Aspirations for Secondary School Students.
Kugler, Edgar M.
Prior to the implementation of a career education program, a career aspirations survey was conducted in one New Mexican community. The sample population included first and second generation Mexican-American secondary school students. A six-item questionnaire was administered to 720 students from one junior and one senior high school. The results were categorized according to 15 occupational clusters. A composite of all six grade levels showed the most desired careers seem to be in the areas of health, business and office, public service, environment, and communications and media. Upper grade students were more specific about careers. The largest number of students undecided about a career are in the 12th grade and the smallest in the 7th grade. It appears that a large portion of the student population is not prepared to step into a career at graduation. In this community of relatively low economic status, the apparent need for a practical, realistic career education program is evident. Tables display the distribution of desired careers according to grade level, and the six-item questionnaire is appended. (Author/NJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces.
Identifiers - Location: New Mexico