Subject choice for the future of work: insights from focus groups

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Author: Eyre, Jan; Hipkins, Rosemary


This research was commissioned by the New Zealand Productivity Commission to inform their study of the future of work in New Zealand. This second report presents findings from focus groups with school leaders who have responsibility for timetabling and/or oversight of curriculum and careers advice in their schools. A companion report scopes the context of subject-choice systems in New Zealand via a search for relevant local and international literature.

Published abstract.

Subjects: Career development; Secondary education; Teaching and learning; Students; Employment

Keywords: Decision making; Transition from education and training to employment; Future; Curriculum; Education work relationship; Institutional characteristic; Career guidance; Access to education and training

Geographic subjects: New Zealand; Oceania

Published: [Wellington, New Zealand]: New Zealand Productivity Commission, 2019

Physical description: iii, 27 p.

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ISBN: 9781988542850

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Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 141.708

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