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ERIC Number: EJ785692
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-1551-0670
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.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A