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Caribbean Journal of Education

Attitudes towards TVE Placement and the Implications for Career Choices: A Study of Grade 11 Students in Two High Schools

Publication Date: 
April 2009

This study sought to find out the attitudes of students in two high schools towards technical and vocational education (TVE) placement and the implications for their career choices. The main study sample comprised 178 grade 11 students in five vocational options from a rural and from an urban upgraded high school in Jamaica. Upgraded high schools are vocationally oriented with the objective of preparing students for the world of work and ensuring a greater awareness of job and career fields.

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