Subject choice for the future of work: insights from research literature

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Author: Hipkins, Rosemary; Vaughan, Karen


This research was commissioned by the New Zealand Productivity Commission to inform their examination of technology and the future of work in New Zealand. This report scopes the context of subject-choice systems in New Zealand via a search for relevant local and international literature. It should be noted that contexts vary widely between different educational jurisdictions, and hence insights from the international literature need to be critically evaluated for relevance in local contexts. The second component of this research began with two focus groups with curriculum leaders from a...  [+] Show more

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, 31 p.

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ISBN: 9781988542829

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Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 141.709

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