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ERIC Number: ED002822
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1958-Sep
Pages: 133
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A STATEWIDE INQUIRY INTO DECISIONS OF YOUTH ABOUT EDUCATION BEYOND HIGH SCHOOL.
LITTLE, J. KENNETH
A STATEWIDE STATISTICAL SURVEY WAS MADE OF THE VARIOUS SITUATIONS AND CIRCUMSTANCES WHICH AFFECT THE DECISIONS OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO CONTINUE THEIR EDUCATION AFTER GRADUATION. OPINIONS AND INFORMATION WERE GATHERED FROM MORE THAN 40,000 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS AND COLLEGE GRADUATES. PARENTS AND TEACHERS ALSO CONTRIBUTED. A FOLLOWUP STUDY WAS MADE OF THOSE PROMISING HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES WHO DID NOT ENTER COLLEGE. COLLECTED INFORMATION WAS USED TO ESTABLISH FACTS FOR PLANNING STATE PROGRAMS OF HIGHER EDUCATION AND TO TEST PROCEDURES DESIGNED TO IDENTIFY YOUNG PEOPLE HAVING HIGH POTENTIAL FOR EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AND TO MOTIVATE THEM TO ENTER AND COMPLETE COLLEGE. ADDITIONAL FOLLOWUP SURVEYS WILL BE PLANNED TO--(1) EVALUATE THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THOSE PERSONS WHO DID NOT CONTINUE THEIR EDUCATION, AND (2) IDENTIFY REASONS FOR ENTERING AND FOR CHOICE OF STUDY OF COLLEGE GRADUATES WHO DECIDE TO GO ON TO GRADUATE SCHOOL. THIS STUDY LOCATED AREAS WHERE INVESTIGATION IN GREATER DEPTH WOULD BE PROFITABLE. WORK IS NEEDED IN THE AREAS WHERE INVESTIGATION IN GREATER DEPTH WOULD BE PROFITABLE. WORK IS NEEDED IN THE AREA OF HUMAN INFLUENCES AT HOME, AT SCHOOL, AND IN THE COMMUNITY TO HELP YOUTHS SEE THEMSELVES AND THEIR POTENTIALITIES IN PERSPECTIVE AND TO MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR THEM TO ACHIEVE THEIR PROMISE. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. School of Education.
Identifiers: MADISON; WISCONSIN