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ERIC Number: ED130735
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jul-19
Pages: 40
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Reference Count: 0
A Study of Students' Career Choices in Relationship to Job Opportunities in the Field of Child Development.
Feldman, Beverly Neuer
A questionnaire was administered to 85 Child Development majors at Los Angeles Valley College in the spring of 1976 in order to assess the relationship of career information provided to students in Child Development and the range of vocational options selected. Results showed that the majority of students chose the single career track of nursery school teacher as a vocational goal, even though job opportunities were few and remuneration minimal. No significant differences in career choice were found between those students who had received career information and those who had not. From the evidence, it seemed likely that the career information received by students may have been misinformation. It was recommended that increased emphasis be placed on obtaining and disseminating current job market information, that communication between career information resources (counselors and staff) be strengthened, and that formalized vehicles for information dissemination be established as part of the Child Development program. A list of Child Development professions and requirements, and the questionnaire utilized in the study are appended. (Author/JDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University