Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
School of Education
Faculty of Community Services, Education and Social Sciences
Dr Len Vlahov
Associate Professor Dr S. B. Jongeling
The aim of this study is to investigate the institutionalisation of career and vocational programs in Western Australian government secondary schools. Five specific objectives form the basis of the study. First, the study aims to determine the meanings which teachers construct for Career Education programs in schools. Second, the study examines the direct effects of personal construction of meaning, individual assimilation and organisational assimilation on the institutionalisation of Career Education. Third, the study determines the relationships between the personal construction of meaning, individual assimilation, organisational assimilation and institutionalisation of Career Education. Fourth, the study investigates the effectiveness of a causal model based on prior theoretical assumptions and factors identified by the sample and the literature as being influential in the institutionalisation of Career Education, using the method of path analysis. Fifth, the study develops an instrument to measure the institutionalisation of Career Education in secondary schools.
Dixon, K. C. (1999). Factors affecting the institutionalisation of career and vocational programs In Western Australian government secondary schools. Retrieved from http://ro.ecu.edu.au/theses/1479