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ERIC Number: ED010652
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Nov
Pages: 191
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Reference Count: 0
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EDUCATIONAL AND OCCUPATIONAL ASPIRATIONS AND EXPECTATIONS OF HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS AND SENIORS IN THE STATE OF WASHINGTON. FINAL REPORT, PART 1.
BOWLES, ROY T.; SLOCUM, WALTER L.
THE SOCIAL AND CULTURAL FACTORS WHICH AFFECT THE EDUCATIONAL AND OCCUPATIONAL PLANS OF HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO DO NOT EXPECT TO OBTAIN A COLLEGE DEGREE, WERE IDENTIFIED. DATA WERE COLLECTED FROM JUNIORS AND SENIORS OF 28 HIGH SCHOOLS IN THE STATE OF WASHINGTON. THIS DATA CONSISTED OF (1) INFORMATION DRAWN FROM SCHOOL RECORDS, (2) INTERVIEWS WITH STUDENTS, AND (3) QUESTIONNAIRES COMPLETED BY STUDENTS, PARENTS, AND COUNSELORS. MOST OF THE STUDENTS RECOGNIZED THAT EDUCATION WAS IMPORTANT AND, ALTHOUGH THEY DIDN'T HAVE A HIGHLY FAVORABLE ATTITUDE TOWARD VOCATIONAL COURSES, THEY FELT THAT MORE SUCH COURSES SHOULD BE OFFERED BY THE HIGH SCHOOL. EDUCATIONAL ASPIRATIONS WERE HIGH. THREE FOURTHS OF THE STUDENTS EXPECTED TO ATTEND COLLEGE, AND 43.5 PERCENT EXPECTED TO GRADUATE. OCCUPATIONAL ASPIRATIONS AND EXPECTATIONS WERE ALSO HIGH. MORE THAN SIX OUT OF TEN ASPIRED TO ENTER PROFESSIONAL OCCUPATIONS. RELATIVELY FEW STUDENTS ASPIRED TO BE FARMERS, SALES WORKERS, OPERATIVES, OR LABORERS. THE AMOUNT OF UNCERTAINTY FOUND TO EXIST AMONG THESE ADOLESCENTS SUGGESTED A NEED FOR PRESENTING SUFFICIENT SYSTEMATIC INFORMATION ABOUT OCCUPATIONS THROUGH THE CURRICULUM TO PERMIT THEM TO MAKE WELL-INFORMED CHOICES. SAMPLES OF QUESTIONNAIRES AND TABLES OF FINDINGS WERE INCLUDED IN THE APPENDIX. THIS VOLUME REPRESENTS PART 1 OF THE 13-PART FINAL REPORT ON THE VOCATIONAL-TECHNICAL EDUCATION RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PROJECT OF WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY. RELATED VOLUMES ARE ED 010 652 THROUGH ED 010 664. (AH)
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Authoring Institution: Washington State Univ., Pullman.
Identifiers: PULLMAN; WASHINGTON