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Early educational start on career choice for students

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/30/2016 Category: Education
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Mooshik

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I think that schools in Ontario should start teaching kids about their career choice earlier then grade 8. I think this would get students to think about what they would like to do in high school more clearly then if they started to think about their career in grade 8. I think this because students would have a better understanding about what they would like to do in the near future ahead of them.
Danielle

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Between 50% and 70% of students change their college majors at least once, and most will change majors at least 3 times before they graduate university [1]. If 18-22 year olds change their mind so often within those 4 years, it is logical to assume that students would change their mind even more often from the time they are younger until the time they graduate college.

A career/personality assessment or career professional can help you clarify and understand your strengths, weaknesses and preferences so that you can make confident decisions about what type of career you might want to pursue. However your personality and skill sets are often not developed until later on in life.

The brains of young people are still developing, and look much different than a developed brain in their mid-twenties [2]. There would be little utility in starting to measure young people's brains, long-term interests, skills and values. For example a young person's priority might be an easy, fun job, whereas that same person might prioritize financial return later in life and prefer a more lucrative career.

By asking young people to make important decisions about their future (or set expectations) it creates unnecessary pressure to make low-informed decisions. Not enough variables about the student are known. Many people prefer or need work experience in order to decide on their major/profession. There is little to no benefit in forcing someone aged 14 and younger to make decisions on things they will likely change their mind on later on.

[1] http://sites.laverne.edu...
[2] http://www.livescience.com...
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