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Student Perspectives on Leaving School, Pathways, and Careers (A Report from the Competent Learners Project)

Student Perspectives on Leaving School, Pathways, and Careers (A Report from the Competent Learners Project)
Author(s): 
Karen Vaughan

Competent Children, Competent Learners is a longitudinal study which began in 1993 and follows the progress of a sample of around 500 New Zealand young people from early childhood education through schooling and beyond. This report focuses on what students at age 16 thought about leaving school, what their biggest concerns and most anticipated opportunities were, what they saw as the most likely barriers to having the kind of life they wanted, how they envisaged spending their first year out of school, what their occupational aspirations, connections, influences, and motivations were and what the idea of “career” meant to them.

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Year published: 
2008
Publication type: 
Research report
Publisher: 
Ministry of Education
ISBN: 
978-0-478-13954-9
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