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ERIC Number: ED002176
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Apr
Pages: 120
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PROJECT TALENT--IDENTIFICATION, DEVELOPMENT AND UTILIZATION OF HUMAN TALENTS, REPORT OF THE ELEVENTH-GRADE FOLLOW-UP STUDY.
COOLEY, WILLIAM W.; FLANAGAN, JOHN C.
QUESTIONNAIRE FORMS WERE SENT TO 98,000 11TH-GRADE STUDENTS IN 1960, AND 45,199 COMPLETED FORMS WERE RETURNED. OF THOSE RESPONDENTS QUESTIONED, 91 PERCENT GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL AND 1 PERCENT EXPECTED TO GRADUATE LATER. AFTER GRADUATION 45.5 PERCENT DID NOT CONTINUE IN ANY TYPE OF SCHOOL, WHILE 38.5 PERCENT ENTERED COLLEGE. THERE WERE 7 PERCENT MORE BOYS THAN GIRLS IN COLLEGE. THE OTHER 16 PERCENT ENTERED TECHNICAL INSTITUTES, NURSING SCHOOL, BUSINESS SCHOOLS, AND THE ARMED FORCES. BY 1962, 77 PERCENT OF THESE 11TH GRADERS WHO ENROLLED IN COLLEGE REMAINED STUDENTS, AND 23 PERCENT HAD DROPPED OUT WITHIN THE FIRST 2 YEARS. A TOTAL OF 36 PERCENT OF THESE COLLEGE STUDENTS HELD JOBS--18 PERCENT FULL TIME AND 18 PERCENT PART TIME. THERE WERE 17 PERCENT OF THE 11TH-GRADE STUDENTS WHO WERE MARRIED. ONE YEAR LATER AFTER GRADUATION 21 PERCENT OF THE BOYS HAD BEEN OR WERE ON ACTIVE DUTY IN THE ARMED FORCES. LISTS OF CAREER CHOICES SHOW THE PERCENTILE OF STUDENTS CHOOSING VARIOUS CAREERS.
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Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA. School of Education.
Identifiers: Pennsylvania (Pittsburgh); PROJECT TALENT