Leaving School and Starting Work

Leaving School and Starting Work

The Commonwealth and International Library: Problems and Progress in Development

1st Edition - January 1, 1968

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  • Author: Ethel Venables
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483136288

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Leaving School and Starting Work presents the institutional help that is available to young people when they leave school. This book examines the move of the new generation away from ""indoctrination"" in the schools towards ""freedom of expression"" and the involvement of the person in his own decisions. Organized into five chapters, this book starts with an overview of the psychoanalytic theory, which suggests that the need to assess capacity and knowledge is not the only motive. It then discusses the reality that society is a much more open one and the class structure is much less rigid. Other chapters examine the misleading concept that opportunities for personal advancement are available to anyone with the necessary ability and drive, which is a disservice to several very young people. This book discusses as well the rational and conscious process of occupational choice. The final chapter deals with the general attitudes to work and study. This book is a valuable resource for young people faced with the challenges of leaving school and staring work.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword

    Chapter 1. The School Leaver and His Education

    Chapter 2. Occupational Choice or Thinking about Going to Work

    Chapter 3. Finding a Job

    Chapter 4. Employment and Employers

    Chapter 5. Going to College


    Some Further Reading


Product details

  • No. of pages: 80
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1968
  • Published: January 1, 1968
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483136288

About the Author

Ethel Venables

About the Editor

Jack Kahn

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