Your Children – Our Students: Can Saskatchewan Parents and Schools Connect in Support of Career Development of Youth?

dc.contributor.advisorKesten, Cyril A.
dc.contributor.authorLewis, Vanessa Nicole
dc.contributor.committeememberSalm, Twyla L.
dc.contributor.committeememberPete, Shauneen
dc.contributor.externalexaminerpatterson, donna
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-17T17:48:12Z
dc.date.available2014-10-17T17:48:12Z
dc.date.issued2013-12
dc.descriptionA Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Education in Curriculum & Instruction, University of Regina. vii, 128 p.en_US
dc.description.abstractResearch has identified that parents are a key influence in the career planning process of adolescents. Despite this, limited research exists in regard to how schools and parents/guardians might connect in support of the career development process of youth. The purpose of this research was to explore what Saskatchewan parents/guardians do to support the career development process of their high school aged children, investigate what types of school-based supports parent/guardians deem most helpful in support of their children, and attempt to identify if and how parents/guardians and schools might connect in meaningful ways in support of the students’ career exploration process. The study targeted parents/guardians of Grade 10, 11, and 12 students within the province of Saskatchewan in the 2012-2013 school year. The initial survey instrument was an online questionnaire involving both quantitative and qualitative components. Follow-up telephone interviews were conducted to further explore various aspects stemming from the online results. Results identified specific school-based career supports deemed helpful, uncovered perceived gaps in career-related supports, identified the value of career conversations and communication, supported the notion of developing a common language for career development, and acknowledged the power of partnerships. Recommendations for both practice and research were presented in an effort to identify meaningful ways in which parents/guardians and schools may connect in order to help students develop the necessary career competencies to make informed decisions while creating and recreating their preferred futures.en_US
dc.description.authorstatusStudenten
dc.description.peerreviewyesen
dc.identifier.tcnumberTC-SRU-5418
dc.identifier.thesisurlhttp://ourspace.uregina.ca/bitstream/handle/10294/5418/Lewis_Vanessa_193204006_MED_Spring2014l.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10294/5418
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherFaculty of Graduate Studies and Research, University of Reginaen_US
dc.titleYour Children – Our Students: Can Saskatchewan Parents and Schools Connect in Support of Career Development of Youth?en_US
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentFaculty of Educationen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineCurriculm and Instructionen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Reginaen
thesis.degree.levelMaster'sen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Education (MEd)en_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Education (MEd)en_US
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