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AN INTERPRETIVE STUDY OF CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROCESSES OF ADOLESCENTS ATTENDING A TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL

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2002
Summary:
In this qualitative study, I (a) examined students’ beliefs about attending a new technical high school, (b) looked for evidence of social cognitive career theory, and (c) evaluated students’ perceptions on the school’s career development activities. In order to generate data, a sample of 30 students participated in interviews, career-pathway classes were observed, and student documents were collected. Results indicate that students perceived the technical high school as providing opportunities to (a) explore and pursue different career pathways, (b) prepare for a job immediately after high school, (c) increase college opportunities, and (d) avoid attending their traditional high schools. Evidence of social cognitive career theory was found, and school activities that students viewed as effective were identified.
Title: AN INTERPRETIVE STUDY OF CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROCESSES OF ADOLESCENTS ATTENDING A TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL.
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Name(s): Kaczynski, Michelle Lynn, Author
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2002
Publisher: University of West Florida
Language(s): English
Summary: In this qualitative study, I (a) examined students’ beliefs about attending a new technical high school, (b) looked for evidence of social cognitive career theory, and (c) evaluated students’ perceptions on the school’s career development activities. In order to generate data, a sample of 30 students participated in interviews, career-pathway classes were observed, and student documents were collected. Results indicate that students perceived the technical high school as providing opportunities to (a) explore and pursue different career pathways, (b) prepare for a job immediately after high school, (c) increase college opportunities, and (d) avoid attending their traditional high schools. Evidence of social cognitive career theory was found, and school activities that students viewed as effective were identified.
Identifier: WFE0000063 (IID), uwf:60722 (fedora)
Note(s): Ed.D.
Division of Administrative Studies
Doctorate
Subject(s): Career development, technical high school, student perceptions, high school career, academic and vocational integration
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/uwf/fd/WFE0000063
Restrictions on Access: public
Use and Reproduction: http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC-EDU/1.0/
Host Institution: UWF

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