The transition from school to the workplace : a study of student perception of post-secondary education and the Newfoundland education system

Halliday, Robert C. W. (1987) The transition from school to the workplace : a study of student perception of post-secondary education and the Newfoundland education system. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

In modern society the educational system has become an integral part of the social order and has formed into a structure which is constantly changing to meet the needs of society. In the process of education, there is great expectation placed upon the system by the community, by the labour market, and by the individual. -- This thesis is designed with several purposes in mind. These are to show: (1) that, many students in Newfoundland are entering post-secondary educational institutions only to earn credentials without being aware of the requirements of the work place; (2) that educational institutions have historically adapted to the requirements of the labour market needs; (3) that educational institutions can be molded to meet the demands for human resource requirements of-the labour market and society; and (4) that there is need to change the post-secondary education system in £he Newfoundland to overcome existing problems. -- The objectives of the study are to collect data to Investigate the ideas: (1) that students in the province may be entering post-secondary institutions without having prior exposure to the labour market in their field of study, and (2) that the implementation of the existing Career Education course programme at the high school level, may have had little appreciable effect on students perception of post-secondary education. -- This thesis proposes that the school system in Newfoundland consider changes in its structure in order to place less emphasis on credentials and greater emphasis on movement into the labour market. It is also suggested that the labour market should take greater responsibility for employee training and human resource management.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/870
Item ID: 870
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 140-147
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1987
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Universities and colleges--Newfoundland and Labrador; College students--Newfoundland and Labrador

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