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Teens & Career Choices
     

Teens & Career Choices

by Hal Marcovitz
 

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The most important issues affecting teenagers are comprehensively studied in the series The Gallup Youth Survey: Major Issues and Trends. Each volume is filled with relevant statistical information and fascinating stories and reports, most collected by the Gallup Youth Survey, an arm of the famed Gallup Organization, over the past four decades. For more than 70 years,

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The most important issues affecting teenagers are comprehensively studied in the series The Gallup Youth Survey: Major Issues and Trends. Each volume is filled with relevant statistical information and fascinating stories and reports, most collected by the Gallup Youth Survey, an arm of the famed Gallup Organization, over the past four decades. For more than 70 years, The Gallup Organization has studied human nature and behavior. The Gallup Youth Survey was founded in 1977 to provide ongoing information on the opinions, beliefs, and activities of America's high school students, and to help society meet its responsibility to youth.

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Children's Literature
A part of the "Gallup Youth Survey" series, this title explores career possibilities for young adults, information on available jobs and job trends, career training, selecting a college, a trade, basic training in the military, possibilities for advancement, and financial advice. Color photos and statistical graphics add interest to this exploration of career choices. There are plenty of facts and figures and realistic discussion of trends in the job market, as well as descriptions of levels of education needed for particular careers. The last chapter about personal finance emphasizes the gap in knowledge and understanding in relation to earning and spending among teens, and advice on the subject. A perfect text for initial career discussion at a personal or classroom setting. A glossary, sources for further reading, and an index are included. 2005, Mason Crest Publishers, Ages 12 to 14.
—Meredith Kiger, Ph.D.
Children's Literature - Paula McMillen
One of a series of books for high school age students (“Major Issues and Trends”) based on results of the Gallup Youth Survey, this book offers statistical and general descriptive information regarding teens’ attitudes, expectations, and career options. Forecasts for future jobs from the Bureau of Labor Statistics are compared to teens’ aspirations, offering some reality testing for those thinking about a career. One chapter is devoted to working teens and their relative success rates academically; several local and national programs that allow teens to experience various careers while still in high school are mentioned. Nominal advice for job interviewing is offered. To its credit, the book offers equitable treatment of going into blue-collar trades and career training through the military as well as the more expected discussion of college as a path to career. Numerous examples of named individuals provide a personalized flavor to the discussion. The major objection to this book is that the information is somewhat dated, with many surveys having been conducted five, ten, or even twenty years ago. Likewise, the suggested readings offer nothing newer than 2011 publications. Websites included are likely to provide more current information. Virtually no mention is made of the role social media plays in the current job market. The book is well indexed, however, and generally offers a good overview for those wanting to consider all the options. Reviewer: Paula McMillen, Ph.D.; Ages 13 up.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781422229507
Publisher:
Mason Crest Publishers
Publication date:
09/28/2013
Series:
Gallup Youth Survey: Major Issues and Trends Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
7.10(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1330L (what's this?)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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