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ERIC Number: ED012318
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 12
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Reference Count: 0
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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE TECHNICAL EDUCATION STUDENT.
MILLER, AARON J.
THE POST-HIGH SCHOOL TRAINEE SHOULD BE A HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE OR THE EQUIVALENT. A FAIR DEGREE OF PROFICIENCY IN MATHEMATICS AND SCIENCE IS REQUIRED. IT IS REASONABLE TO EXPECT THE COMPLETION OF 2 YEARS OF HIGH SCHOOL MATHEMATICS AND 1 YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL SCIENCE. SOME BACKGROUND IN DRAFTING AND SHOP IS DESIRABLE. THE STUDENT SHOULD BE AVERAGE OR ABOVE IN INTELLIGENCE. BECAUSE OF THE NATURE AND LENGTH OF THE TECHNICAL CURRICULUM, THE STUDENT MUST BE WILLING AND ABLE TO COMMIT HIMSELF TO IT IMMEDIATELY UPON ENROLLING. IF HE TRANSFERS FROM ANOTHER CURRICULUM, HIS REASONS SHOULD BE POSITIVE RATHER THAN NEGATIVE. READING ABILITY HAS BEEN FOUND TO BE THE MOST SIGNIFICANT ACADEMIC SUCCESS FACTOR. A STUDY BY THE AUTHOR REVEALED THAT TECHNICAL STUDENTS CAME FROM SIGNIFICANTLY LOWER SOCIOECONOMIC BACKGROUND THAN ENGINEERING STUDENTS. THE DROPOUT TENDED TO BE AN EXCESSIVE CONFORMIST WHO HAD DIFFICULTY IN DISAGREEING WITH OTHERS. HE TENDED TO BE EXCESSIVELY DEPENDENT ON OTHERS. THIS SPEECH WAS PRESENTED AT THE AMERICAN TECHNICAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (DENVER, DECEMBER 4, 1966). (EM)
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Identifiers: Colorado (Denver)