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ERIC Number: ED002177
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1959-Nov
Pages: 8
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A NATIONAL INVENTORY OF APITUDES AND ABILITIES.
FLANAGAN, JOHN C.
A SURVEY, KNOWN AS PROJECT TALENT, IS TO BE A SERIES OF EXAMINATIONS ADMINISTERED TO 500,000 STUDENTS IN 1,000 SAMPLE SCHOOLS. IT AIMS AT MEASURING THE STUDENT'S PRESENT KNOWLEDGE AND HIS POTENTIAL APTITUDES AND ABILITIES. THE RESULTS OF THIS 1960 CENSUS WILL BE SCORED, ANALYZED, AND EVALUATED BY SPECIAL ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT. THE PROJECT IS BEING FINANCED BY THE U.S. OFFICE OF EDUCATION AND UNDER THE JOINT ADMINISTRATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF PITTSBURGH AND THE OFFICE OF EDUCATION. FOUR PANELS OF THE NATION'S LEADING SPECIALISTS IN GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING, EDUCATIONAL RESERACH, TESTING PROBLEMS, AND MANPOWER AND SOCIOLOGY WILL WORK WITH AN ADVISORY COUNCIL, WHICH IN TURN WILL WORK THROUGH REGIONAL DIRECTORS OF LOCAL SUPERINTENDENTS, WHO WILL ADMINISTER THE EXAMINATIONS. PROJECT TALENT WILL USE ONLY TESTED TYPES OF INSTRUMENTS. THE PROJECT AIMS TO ACQUIRE AN INVENTORY OF HUMAN RESOURCES, PROVIDE A SET OF STANDARDS FOR EDUCATIONAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL MEASUREMENT, PROVIDE A COUNSELING GUIDE, AND PROVIDE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF CAREER CHOICES. A FOLLOWUP STUDY WILL SEEK TO ESTABLISH A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES WHICH PREPARE STUDENTS FOR THEIR LIFE WORK.
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Authoring Institution: Pittsburgh Univ., PA.
Identifiers: DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA; PROJECT TALENT