n South African Journal of Education - School and work : connections made by South African and Australian primary school children
|Article Title||School and work : connections made by South African and Australian primary school children|
|© Publisher:||Education Association of South Africa (EASA)|
|Journal||South African Journal of Education|
|Author||Mark Watson and Mary McMahon|
|Publication Date||Nov 2007|
|Pages||565 - 577|
|Keyword(s)||Career development, Career education, Career programmes, Children and Primary school|
ISI Social Science
This exploratory-descriptive research focuses on whether children can connect school-based experiences to future jobs that interest them. A cross-national sample of 497 South African and 365 Australian upper primary school children participated in the study. The data from one item of the Revised Career Awareness Survey were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. Differences between nation and gender were examined. The results revealed that the majority of children were able to make curricular, extra-curricular, or general school connections to future jobs that interested them. Males made fewer curricular and general school connections and more connections to extracurricular activities than females. The implications of the findings for career education in primary schools and for future research are discussed.
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