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Investigation of a model of contextual career education in a tertiary setting

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dc.contributor.advisor Akhurst J, Ms en
dc.contributor.author Spencer SD en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-09-22T10:15:41Z
dc.date.available 2016-09-22T10:15:41Z
dc.date.created 1996 en
dc.date.submitted 2000 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11892/81206
dc.description.abstract Investigates a career education programme that has been run with students who are enrolled in the Science Foundation Programme (SFP). The SFP is a one-year bridging course for students with insufficient matric points to enter directly into the science faculty. These career groups meet monthly over a three-month period. The approach to career education is based on group discussion and exploration. The career groups are aimed at assisting the students to increase their self-knowledge in relation to their career decision making, expanding their knowledge of work and careers, exploring issues of career planning and developing social and group skills. Research has been undertaken by means of questionnaires, genograms and written paragraphs. The students' evaluation of the programme is also investigated. The programme deals primarily with the issue of contextualism. Findings demonstrate that career information given in isolation is not sufficient. It needs to be located in the participants' context. Participation in the career education groups seems to lower the chances of students finalising career decisions prematurely, and increases their self-awareness and knowledge about the world of work. Research findings also highlight the value of discussion as an important adjunct to other career education techniques. This study also reveals the limitations of a Western, individualistic approach, particularly when one is working cross-culturally. en
dc.language English en
dc.subject Psychology en
dc.subject Social psychology en
dc.subject Education en
dc.subject Administration of education (from primary to secondary level) en
dc.title Investigation of a model of contextual career education in a tertiary setting en
dc.type Masters degree en
dc.description.degree MA en


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