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ERIC Number: ED011972
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jul-15
Pages: 49
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Reference Count: 0
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THE DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING OF INSTRUMENTS AND PROCEDURES FOR A STUDY OF STUDENT SELECTION PRACTICES IN TECHNICAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS.
ARMSTRONG, CHARLES M.; WHITNEY, GEORGE S.
TENTATIVE DATA COLLECTION PROCEDURES, DATA COLLECTION INSTRUMENTS, AND APPROPRIATE INTERVIEW FORMS THAT HAD BEEN DEVELOPED FOR USE IN A LATER SURVEY OF POST-SECONDARY TECHNICAL INSTITUTIONS WERE TRIED OUT IN FIVE REPRESENTATIVE SCHOOLS. THE FOLLOWUP STUDY WAS PLANNED TO BE A LARGE-SCALE INVESTIGATION OF STUDENT-SELECTION PRACTICES, ADMISSION POLICIES, AND FOLLOWUP ACTIVITIES OF APPROXIMATELY 40 SELECTED INSTITUTIONS. FROM THE DATA COLLECTED, THE INVESTIGATORS PLANNED TO IDENTIFY CURRENT PRACTICES THAT WERE EFFECTIVE IN INSURING THAT ALL PROSPECTIVE TECHNICAL EDUCATION STUDENTS WOULD BE EDUCATED TO THE MAXIMUM OF THEIR ABILITY. TO TEST THE ADEQUACY OF THE TENTATIVE INSTRUMENTS FOR DRAWING THE KINDS OF CONCLUSIONS DESIRED, CAREFUL RECORDS WERE COMPILED REGARDING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PROCEDURES AND OF THE INDIVIDUAL ITEMS OF EACH INSTRUMENT, AND A REPORT WAS WRITTEN ON THE HYPOTHESIS THAT THE DATA GATHERED IN THE PILOT STUDY WAS INDICATIVE OF GENERAL CONDITIONS. THE FINDINGS OF THE PILOT STUDY AND THE TENTATIVE CONCLUSIONS DRAWN WERE INCLUDED IN THIS REPORT. THE TENTATIVE CONCLUSIONS WILL BE TREATED AS HYPOTHESES TO BE TESTED IN THE LARGER STUDY. THE PROCEDURES AND INSTRUMENTS WERE REVISED FOR USE IN THE FOLLOWUP STUDY ON THE BASIS OF THE EXPERIENCE GAINED IN THE PILOT STUDY. (AL)
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Authoring Institution: American Technical Education Association, Inc., Delmar, NY.
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