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Student Occupational Expectations: A Geolocative Study PROCEEDINGS

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E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-90-7 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Expectation of future occupational achievement is a powerful determining factor of student self-perception. Likewise, location and socio-economic status influence both expectations and self-perception. The current study seeks to use an innovative web technology as a means of exploring these concepts using geolocated, self-reported and –recorded narratives from students in grades 6-8. This is compared to academic performance and socio-economical demographics by school under the theoretical grounding of social cognitive career theory. Future implications for study, the use of web technologies and crowdsourcing for this area of research are included.

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Smith, J., Straight, R. & Franklin, T. (2011). Student Occupational Expectations: A Geolocative Study. In C. Ho & M. Lin (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2011--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 2522-2526). Honolulu, Hawaii, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved September 26, 2018 from .

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