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ERIC Number: ED616910
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2021-Sep
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
What Are the Occupational Aspirations of Australian 15-Year-Olds? Snapshots. Issue 14
De Bortoli, Lisa
Australian Council for Educational Research
The most recent OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) survey enables educators, policy makers and the wider community to compare Australian students with each other, as well as with their counterparts across the world. PISA measures the extent to which 15-year-old students near the end of compulsory education have acquired the knowledge and skills that young adults need to meet the challenges of the future. As students near the end of their secondary schooling, they will be considering their educational choices and their future occupations. This "Snapshot" examines Australian students' occupational aspirations and the roles they expect to be engaged in when they are around 30 years of age. It explores how expectations differ by gender and socioeconomic background, and reports changes to the top 10 most cited occupations since the first PISA assessment in 2000.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)
Identifiers - Location: Australia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A