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ERIC Number: ED011676
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jun
Pages: 58
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Reference Count: 0
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PROJECT 13--OUTREACH COUNSELING, MINNEAPOLIS PUBLIC SCHOOLS. PROGRESS REPORT.
CUMMING, JOHN F.; AND OTHERS
A 1ST-YEAR EVALUATION OF OUTREACH COUNSELING IN FOUR POVERTY AREAS OF MINNEAPOLIS IS PRESENTED. ONE COUNSELOR AND ONE CLERK WERE PLACED IN EACH OF THREE SCHOOLS TO WORK WITH GRADUATES AND DROPOUTS OF THE CLASS OF 1965 AND WITH COMMUNITY MEMBERS OR INSTITUTIONS SEEKING HELP. THE COUNSELOR'S ACTIVITIES INCLUDED CONTACTS WITH THE INDIVIDUAL STUDENTS WHO HAD LEFT SCHOOL, PARENTS, BUSINESS REPRESENTATIVES, SOCIAL AGENCY REPRESENTATIVES, AND EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS. A DETAILED FOLLOWUP STUDY WAS CONDUCTED. RESULTS OF THIS STUDY SHOWED THAT DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES AND THE DROPOUTS WERE SIGNIFICANT AT THE .001 LEVEL ON A CHI-SQUARE TEST IN SUCH AREAS AS PRESENT WORK, SCHOOL ATTENDANCE, FATHER'S OCCUPATION, AND FAMILY STATUS. A COMPARISON OF DIFFERENTIAL APTITUDE TESTS SHOWED THE GRADUATES WITH HIGHER MEAN RAW SCORES AND HIGHER AVERAGE MARKS IN THE NINTH GRADE. OTHER AREAS COMPARED WERE VOCATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL PLANS AND PARTICIPATION IN SCHOOL ACTIVITIES OF THE GRADUATES AND DROPOUTS. THE REPORT SUGGESTS AREAS OF FUTURE WORK FOR THE OUTREACH COUNSELORS AND USES OF DATA COLLECTED IN THE FOLLOWUP STUDY. (NS)
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Authoring Institution: Minneapolis Public Schools, Minn.
Identifiers: Differential Aptitude Tests; Minnesota (Minneapolis); YOUTH DEVELOPMENT PROJECT