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Research Article | Open Access
Volume 16 2024 | None
AN ANALYTICAL INVESTIGATION INTO THE FACTORS INFLUENCING STUDENTS' CHOICE OF DISCIPLINE AT SECONDARY LEVEL
Ms. Robin Gupta, Dr. Supreet Kaur
Pages: 217-223
Abstract
The choice of discipline among secondary-level students is a pivotal decision that shapes their academic and professional trajectories. This paper presents an analytical investigation into the multifaceted factors influencing students' selection of disciplines, drawing insights from various determinants including societal expectations, parental influence, teacher guidance, socioeconomic status, personal interests, peer pressure, career aspirations, regional and cultural factors, academic performance, and assessment. Through an examination of data and trends, it becomes evident that disparities exist in discipline choices across regions and socioeconomic backgrounds, underscoring the need for equitable access to resources and opportunities. Moreover, the implementation of the National Education Policy 2020 marks a significant shift towards flexibility and choice in education, aiming to empower students in designing their academic paths. However, challenges persist in achieving balanced distribution across disciplines, necessitating concerted efforts from educational institutions and policymakers to promote equity, inclusivity, and a supportive learning environment. By understanding and addressing the complex array of factors shaping students' discipline choices, stakeholders can work towards creating a more responsive and equitable educational system conducive to holistic development and societal needs.
Keywords
discipline, education, parental influence, socio-economic status.
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