Work experience at Peebles High School: the view of pupils and employers
Cairns, Elizabeth M.
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The aim of this project was not to find fault with work experience at the conceptual level. Nor was it an attempt to single out the approach used by either Peebles High School or Borders Region, as a whole, for criticism. Rather, it was intended to be an investigation into how the participants in this particular work experience scheme viewed the exercise. Amongst the many questions which this survey will endeavour to answer are: *What do the participants perceive to be the purpose of work experience? *Do the participants consider work experience to be a worthwhile exercise and, for what reasons? *In what ways could work experience be improved? *Did the rural location of the school mean that the range of work experience offered would be limited?