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S3 Pupils' Career Aspirations and Views on Language Learning

Doughty, H. and McPake, Joanna and , Scottish Executive Education Department (Funder) (2007) S3 Pupils' Career Aspirations and Views on Language Learning. [Report]

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    In May 2005, the Scottish Centre for Language Teaching and Research (SCILT) undertook a government-funded nationwide survey of approximately 1500 pupils in the S3 cohort of Scottish secondary schools. Pupils in 47 randomly selected Scottish secondary schools completed a questionnaire that explored their career aspirations and how these related to their views on language learning. The responses of S3 pupils are significant because the government's educational policy A Curriculum for Excellence is proposing to give pupils in this year group the opportunity to have a greater say in their subject choices. The findings provide useful indicators for government officials, head teachers, careers advisers and language teachers in Scottish secondary schools.

    Item type: Report
    ID code: 20122
    Keywords: language learning, motivation, scotland, language policy, secondary schools, career aspirations, subject choices, curriculum for excellence, Secondary Education. High schools, Modern European Languages, Education (General), Education, Linguistics and Language
    Subjects: Education > Theory and practice of education > Secondary Education. High schools
    Language and Literature > Modern European Languages
    Education > Education (General)
    Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Education > Education
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    Depositing user: Dr H Doughty
    Date Deposited: 26 May 2010 17:03
    Last modified: 06 Nov 2014 20:49

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