ERIC Number: ED312421
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-May
Reference Count: N/A
Pupils' Attitudes towards Technical/Vocational Subjects: An Exploratory Study.
An exploratory investigation was conducted in a secondary school in Zimbabwe to determine pupils' attitudes toward technical/vocational subjects. It also investigated the relationship of those attitudes to: (1) pupils' perceptions of the world of work; and (2) the pupils' homes. In the first part of the study, 200 pupils completed an attitude measurement scale. In the second part, 22 of these pupils completed questionnaires, and their parents/guardians were interviewed at home. The study found that pupils' attitudes toward technical/vocational subjects and their potential as career choices are positive and that these positive attitudes seem to be unrelated to their perceptions of the world of work, their parents'/guardians' education or job, and their parents'/guardians' career aspirations for the pupils. (Document includes 34 references and questionnaire and interview forms.) (KC)
Descriptors: Developing Nations, Educational Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Occupational Aspiration, Parent Aspiration, Parent Background, Program Attitudes, Secondary Education, Socioeconomic Status, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Technical Education, Vocational Education, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Swedish International Development Authority (SIDA).
Authoring Institution: Linkoping Univ. (Sweden). Dept. of Education and Psychology.
Identifiers - Location: Zimbabwe