Leadership

Drawing The Future

Young people in developing countries often have more aspirational career ambitions than boys in the UK, according to this research by the charity Education and Employers. While boys in the UK aimed to be footballers or YouTube stars, their counterparts in Uganda and Zambia wanted to be doctors or teachers. Leadership Briefing 12.05 (137)

The study asked primary school children, aged seven to 11, in 20 countries to draw pictures of the jobs they wanted to have when they grew up. The careers charity said the results showed how much gender stereotypes were established from an early age.

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