Kids turning to parents for education advice

August 14th, 2013

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As more children pursue an education after primary school, one out of four upper-secondary school students said they were unprepared to make a decision about what type of school to attend. With the lack of help from guidance counsellors, many young people wind up relying on their parents’ advice. The parents, however, often tell their children to attend gymnasium instead of a vocational school, based on the belief that an academically-oriented education will serve them best. Counsellors’ limited advice tends to reinforce that belief. “Those with high marks are told to go to gymnasium. Those who have problems in school are told to go to vocational school,” said Agnete Vienbeg, the president of Danske Skoleelever, the national student council. – Jyllands-Posten


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