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Educational Development Case Study
A case study of an adolescent who chose not to pursue his goal of attending law school due to a lack of confidence.
# 152465 | 1,464 words | 7 sources | APA | 2013 | US

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The paper describes the case of Tayib, a 29 year old who does not appear to have a strong sense of self and this has impacted his ability to make good career choices. The paper discusses how equity theory applies to Tayib in his work relationship and looks at other educational developmental factors that may have contributed to his lack of confidence and reluctance to pursue his goals. The paper considers what the educational system could do to help a student who lacks confidence in himself, and highlights the importance of recognizing the role that attachment plays in school achievement, specifically, student-teacher attachments, school connectedness and peer networks.

From the Paper:

"The case study is of Tayib, a 29 year old, paralegal. His family came to the United States from India prior to his birth. Tayib's family is comprised of well educated individuals who encouraged him to get a solid education. They are continually pushing him to advance himself in his career, by seeking more prestigious opportunities. Despite their attempts at persuasion, Tayib chose not to pursue his goal of attending law school due to a lack of confidence. Tayib is a dedicated employee at the public defender's office where he works, often fulfilling difficult assignments with short deadlines. However, despite his efforts he has not been promoted. Tayib has decided not to pursue alternative employment despite being unhappy with his position.
"Tayib does not appear to have a strong sense of self which has impacted his ability to make good career choices (Broderick & Brewitt, 2010) as evidenced by his unwillingness to take chances and confront new situations. He appears to be stunted by his fear of failure and as a result, remains embedded in what he has always done (Broderick & Brewitt, 2010). According to Erickson's theory vocational explorations begin in elementary school and continue through adolescence where youth begin to experiment with vocational opportunities (Broderick & Brewitt, 2010)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Broderick, P. C., & Blewitt, P. (2010). The life span: Human development for helping Professionals (3rd ed). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education Inc.
  • Eccles, J. S., Migdley, C., Wigfield, A., Buchanan, C. M., Rueman, D., Flanagan, C., & Maclever, D. (1993). Development during adolescence: The impact of stage-environment on fit on young adolescents' experiences in schools and families. American Psychologist, 48, 90-101.
  • Fleming, T. (2008). A secure base for adult learning: Attachment theory and adult education. Adult Learner: The Irish Journal of Adult and Community Education, 33-53.
  • Grau, I. & Doll, J. (2003). Effects of attachment styles on the experience of equity in heterosexual couples relationships. Experimental Psychology, 50(4), 298-310.
  • Learner, D. G., Kruger, L. J. (1997). Attachment, self-concept, and academic motivation in high-school students. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 6(3), 485-492.

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