ERIC Number: EJ785692
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: 39
The "Real World" Aspirations of Work-Bound Rural Students
Burnell, Beverly A.
Journal of Research in Rural Education, v18 n2 p104-113 Fall 2003
Twenty-six work-bound, college-able, rural high school seniors were interviewed regarding their post-high-school aspirations, their views of the transitions associated with leaving high school, and the processes by which they came to think of themselves as work-bound. One of several emergent themes is presented: students' perspectives of the real world and how these perspectives have influenced their post-high school aspirations. Recommendations are made for school personnel, particularly counselors, to address high school students' career and lifestyle development need from a contextual perspective.
Descriptors: High School Seniors, Rural Education, High School Graduates, Work Attitudes, Aspiration, Goal Orientation, Interviews, Student Surveys, Student Attitudes, Pilot Projects, Critical Incidents Method, Student Educational Objectives
College of Education and Human Development. 5766 Shibles Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469. Tel: 207-581-2761; Web site: http://www.jrre.psu.edu/
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A