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ERIC Number: ED124660
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 186
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Effects of a Bilingual/Bicultural Career Guidance Project on the Occupational Aspirations of Puerto Rican Adolescents.
Shiraishi, Reyko Ruth
This study examined the effects of a career project on the level of occupational aspirations of bilingual/bicultural Puerto Rican adolescents. The experimental treatment utilized role modeling techniques, field trips and group discussions. The career guidance project consisted of six lessons and involved career role models and counselors who were both bilingual and bicultural. The subjects in the study were Ruerto Rican boys and girls. The experimental group experienced the career guidance project, while a comparison group received no experimental manipulation, but instead engaged in work-experience activities. Two dimensions of occupational aspirations, level of occupational aspiration and level of occupational choices, were examined. Instruments were administered to both groups before and after the project; four weeks later, the instruments were again given to both groups. On the basis of the findings, it was concluded that the career guidance project did have an effect on raising occupational aspirations. In addition, the girls' level of occupational aspiration was affected more than that of the boys. The project, however, did not influence students' occupational choices. (Author/JM)
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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