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ERIC Number: ED001620
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1958-Dec-17
Pages: 12
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EDUCATIONAL OR VOCATIONAL PLANS QUESTIONNAIRE, GRADE 12B, PHILADELPHIA PUBLIC AND DIOCESAN HIGH SCHOOLS - JUNE 1957.
Philadelphia Public Schools, PA.
THE QUESTIONNAIRE WAS ADMINISTERED TO 8,709 HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS. OF THIS NUMBER 4,279 WERE FROM PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND 4,430 WERE DIOCESAN SCHOOL GRADUATES. 6,006 PLANNED TO WORK IMMEDIATELY AFTER GRADUATION, AND 2,643 PLANNED TO CONTINUE THEIR EDUCATION. FOR THOSE GOING ON TO COLLEGE 16.6 PERCENT PLANNED TO STUDY ENGINEERING, 16.4 PERCENT TEACHING, AND 15.7 PERCENT BUSINESS. NOT MORE THAN A DOZEN OF ALL THE COLLEGE-BOUND STUDENTS MET WITH DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICES WHEN SEEKING ADMISSION TO A COLLEGE. AMONG THE STUDENTS SEEKING THEIR FIRST JOB AFTER GRADUATION, APPROXIMATELY 3 PERCENT OF THE NEGRO BOYS AND 7 OR 8 PERCENT OF THE NEGRO GIRLS PROBABLY MET WITH DISCRIMINATION. A LARGE MAJORITY OF THESE JOB-BOUND STUDENTS WERE EMPLOYED IN A CLERICAL CAPACITY. BOYS AGREED THAT MATHEMATICS COURSES PROVED MOST HELPFUL TO THEIR CAREERS. GIRLS FELT ENGLISH AND COMMERICAL SUBJECTS WERE MOST HELPFUL. THE MOST HELPFUL NONSCHOOL ACTIVITIES INDICATED WERE PART-TIME JOBS, ORGANIZATION WORK, CLUBS AND ATHLETICS. MOST PUPILS DESCRIBED GUIDANCE THEY RECEIVED AS ADEQUATE. ADVICE ON SCHOLARSHIPS WAS REPORTED AS THE MOST INADEQUATE SERVICE PROVIDED.
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Authoring Institution: Philadelphia Public Schools, PA.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania (Philadelphia)