I am currently looking at career education and boys’ education. Although boys’ schools are widespread in the community, gender issues in education mean that having a specific approach to teaching boys is far from clear.
Access to information technology for boys should promote decision making related to careers, or at least it could be possible. However, the prevailing opinion seems to be that people most in need of information about careers are using mobile phones and computers for gaming, instead of developing career options.
That is, in the Western world. In developing countries, it is girls’ education that is problematic due to barriers to entry and to progress. Girls are meant to stay at home, cook, clean, work in the fields and look after children and older relatives, it seems.
Making career decisions, taking chances as they occur and being mentored all seem to be important factors in developing a career path.