Students' 'dream jobs' out of sync with emerging economy
from Education Week
In the middle of the last century, the U.S.-Russia space race launched "astronaut" and "rocket scientist" as new "dream jobs" for a generation. But since the start of this century, the career aspirations of teenagers have narrowed, not expanded, in spite of arguably equally dramatic technological and social changes. A new global study by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development finds teenagers' "dream jobs" today are nearly identical to those in 2000, and could leave many students at a disadvantage in the emerging economy.
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