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The Sacrificed GenerationYouth, History, and the Colonized Mind in Madagascar$

Lesley Sharp

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780520229501

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520229501.001.0001

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(p.310) Appendix Seven Students' Aspirations

(p.310) Appendix Seven Students' Aspirations

Source:
The Sacrificed Generation
Publisher:
University of California Press

Overall Distribution of Completed Student Questionnaires Concerning Personal Background and Future Aspirations

Private

Level of Schooling

State-run Schools

Catholic Mission Academy

Remedial Schools

Totals

Girls

Boys

Total

Girls

Boys

Total

Girls

Boys

Total

Girls

Boys

Total

Primary

7

15

22

7

15

22

Middle School

13

11

24

47

30

77

38

28

66

98

69

167

Lycée

6

19

25

22

16

38

28

35

63

Lycée

——

——

——

133

119

252

Students' Professional Dreams

NOTE: A total of 252 questionnaires were completed by 133 girls and 119 boys. These questionnaires were distributed as follows: 22 at the primary, 167 at the middle school, and 63 at the lycée levels. Students often provided more than one answer to the question of relevance here (FR: “What do you hope [to be] when you are an adult?”, Qu'est-ce que c'est tes aspirations quand tu sera adulte?; OM: “What things do you wish for when you grow up [are big]?”, Inona no zavatra tianao hatao rehefa lehibe ianao?). Thus, the total number of responses recorded below far exceeds 252. (p.311) (p.312) (p.313) (p.314)

I. ADVANCED EDUCATION (lycée level a minimum; generally requires a passing grade on the bac exam and/or advanced schooling at, for example, a university or seminary)

Primary

Middle School

Lycée

Totals

EDUCATION

Girls

Boys

Total

Girls

Boys

Total

Girls

Boys

Total

Girls

Boys

Total

Teacher:

1

6

7

16

8

24

1

1

17

15

32

More specific goals:

— teach Malagasy

1

1

1

1

—teach philosophy and/or history/geog.

1

1

2

1

1

2

—teach science

1

1

1

1

—teach math

1

1

1

1

—teach English

1

1

1

1

University Professor

1

1

1

1

Teacher Totals:

1

6

7

18

8

26

3

3

6

22

17

39

Advanced study at the university level:

—philosophy

1

1

1

1

—history/geog.

1

1

2

1

1

2

School Director

1

1

1

1

1

1

2

Education Totals:

1

7

8

19

8

27

4

5

9

24

20

44

HEALTH CARE

Doctor

1

4

5

19

19

38

2

13

15

22

36

58

—Surgeon

1

1

1

1

1

1

2

Dentist

2

2

1

1

2

1

3

Midwife

3

3

49

49

5

5

57

57

Nurse

1

1

4

1

5

1

1

6

1

7

Health Care (unspecified)

1

1

Pharmacy

1

1

1

1

Health Care Totals:

6

4

10

75

20

95

8

16

24

89

40

129

SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH AND SUPPORT

Agricultural Science

1

1

1

1

Scientific Research

1

1

1

1

Lab Technician

1

1

1

1

Scientific Totals:

1

1

2

2

1

2

3

ENGINEERING

Engineer

1

2

3

1

1

2

2

3

5

Electrical Engineer

1

1

1

1

Engineering Totals:

1

3

4

1

1

2

2

4

6

WRITING/JOURNALISM

Journalist

3

3

3

3

CLERGY

Catholic Nun/Priest

3

2

5

2

2

5

2

7

LAW/GOVERNMENT

Judge

1

1

3

3

1

1

5

5

Lawyer

1

1

1

1

Provincial Head

1

1

1

1

President of Madagascar

1

1

1

1

Law/Government Totals:

1

1

5

5

2

2

8

8

TOURISM OR TRAVEL/WORK ABBOAD

Ambassador

1

1

2

1

1

2

Flight Attendant

12

12

7

7

19

19

Airplane Pilot

2

2

6

6

2

6

8

Director of a Tourist Agency

1

1

1

1

Hotel Services

1

1

1

1

Model

1

1

Work Abroad

2

1

3

2

1

3

—in France

2

1

3

2

1

3

—in U.S.

2

2

2

2

—office work oversees

1

1

1

—engineer in France

1

1

1

1

—international business

1

1

2

1

1

2

Study Abroad

1

1

1

1

Tourism/Work

Abroad Totals:

19

5

24

11

10

21

30

15

45

BUSINESS (DOMESTIC)

Bank Teller

3

1

4

3

1

4

Bank Director

1

1

1

1

Secretary/Office Staff

1

1

9

1

10

10

1

11

Business

1

1

2

1

1

2

Business Manager

1

1

1

1

Insurance

1

1

1

1

Business Totals:

1

1

13

3

16

1

2

3

15

5

20

I. ADVANCED TOTALS:

8

12

20

131

46

177

30

38

68

169

96

265

(p.315)

II. MID-RANGE EDUCATION (requires specialized skills; training often occurs through apprenticeships, etc.; lycée education not required, although a high literacy level is important)

Primary

Middle School

Lycée

Totals

Girls

Boys

Total

Girls

Boys

Total

Girls

Boys

Total

Girls

Boys

Total

COMMERCE

Independent Merchant

1

1

1

1

1

1

2

SUPERVISORY ROLES IN MILITAYR, MARINE, AND LAW ENFORCEMENT

Boat Captain

2

2

2

2

Head of Police

1

1

1

1

Supervisory Military, etc. Totals:

3

3

3

3

SPECIALIZED TRADES REQUIRING ADVANCED TRAINING AND LITERACY

Electrician

3

3

3

3

Mechanic/Technician

4

4

4

4

Specialized Trades Totals:

7

7

7

7

II. MID-RANGE TOTALS:

1

10

11

1

1

1

11

12

(p.316)

III. LOW LEVEL EDUCATION (requires specialized skills, yet little formal education is required. Minimal literacy requirement.)

Primary

Middle School

Lycée

Totals

Girls

Boys

Total

Girls

Boys

Total

Girls

Boys

Total

Girls

Boys

Total

NON-SUPERVISORY MILITARY AND MARINE (including lay jobs)

Marine

2

2

2

2

Soldier

1

1

2

2

1

1

4

4

Sailor

1

1

2

2

3

3

Non-Supervisory Military and Marine Totals:

1

1

3

3

5

5

9

9

SPECIALIZED SKILLS AND TRADES (often require apprenticeships)

Furniture Maker

1

1

1

1

Tailor/Seamstress

2

2

3

1

4

2

2

5

3

8

Driver

2

2

2

2

Hairdresser

1

1

1

1

Artist/Singer

1

1

1

1

2

2

1

3

Athlete

1

1

1

1

Specialized Skills Totals:

2

2

5

4

9

3

2

5

8

8

16

III. LOW LEVEL TOTALS:

3

3

5

7

12

3

7

10

8

17

25

(p.317)

IV. NO FORMAL EDUCATION (specialized skills, but no formal education required, nor is high literacy)

Primary

Middle School

Lycée

Totals

Girls

Boys

Total

Girls

Boys

Total

Girls

Boys

Total

Girls

Boys

Total

LOW SKILL/SERVICE TRADES (no extensive formal training)

Factory Worker

1

1

2

1

1

2

Cook

1

1

1

1

Low Skill/Service Trades Totals:

1

1

2

1

1

2

1

3

SUBSISTENCE ECONOMY

Peasant/Farmer

2

2

1

4

5

1

1

1

7

8

Fisherman

2

2

2

2

Subsistence Economy Totals:

2

2

1

6

7

1

1

1

9

10

IV. NO FORMAL EDUCATION TOTALS:

2

2

2

7

9

1

1

2

3

10

13

(p.318)