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ERIC Number: ED012582
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Mar
Pages: 146
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Reference Count: 0
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TECHNICAL EDUCATION IN MICHIGAN COMMUNITY COLLEGES--CURRENT STATUS OF COLLEGIATE TECHNICAL PROGRAMS, AND FEASIBILITY OF PRE-TECHNICAL CURRICULUMS IN HIGH SCHOOLS.
HARRIS, NORMAN C.; YENCSO, WILLIAM R.
TO DETERMINE OPTIMUM HIGH SCHOOL PREPARATION FOR STUDENTS ASPIRING TO COLLEGE-LEVEL, INDUSTRIALLY ORIENTED, TECHNICAL PROGRAMS AND THE EXTENT TO WHICH HIGH SCHOOL GUIDANCE SERVICES ARE ACQUAINTING STUDENTS WITH CAREERS IN SEMIPROFESSIONAL AND TECHNICAL OCCUPATIONS, QUESTIONNAIRES WERE MAILED TO COUNSELORS OF SELECTED HIGH SCHOOLS AND TO COMMUNITY COLLEGES. REPLIES INDICATED NEED FOR BETTER COLLEGE PUBLICITY THROUGH VISITATION PROGRAMS AND PRESS RELEASES, AND BETTER COUNSELING SERVICE AND SCHOLARSHIP ASSISTANCE. HIGH SCHOOLS COULD ENHANCE INDUSTRIAL DEPARTMENT STATUS, PROVIDE CAREER SEMINARS, AND IMPROVE COUNSELOR-PUPIL RATIOS. A SUMMARY OF FINDINGS FROM 1,637 TECHNICAL ENROLLEES IN 1963 SHOWED THAT ONLY 10 PERCENT OF THE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES ENROLLED FOR FULL-TIME STUDY IN OCCUPATION-CENTERED PROGRAMS. REASONS GIVEN FOR LOW ENROLLMENT WERE (1) INADEQUATE VOCATIONAL GUIDANCE (30 PERCENT), (2) LACK OF INTEREST (62 PERCENT), AND (3) LACK OF CAREER INFORMATION (60 PERCENT). POOR GUIDANCE ARTICULATION BETWEEN HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE COUNSELORS, INSTRUCTORS, OR TECHNICAL PROGRAM DIRECTORS WAS INDICATED. EIGHTY PERCENT OF COMMUNITY COLLEGE RESPONDENTS FELT THE FOLLOWING "PRETECHNICAL" HIGH SCHOOL COURSES WERE IMPORTANT--ENGLISH, ALGEBRA, GEOMETRY, DRAFTING, TRIGONOMETRY, PHYSICS, BASIC SHOP, AND SOCIAL STUDIES. (DE)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. School of Education.
Identifiers: MICHIGAN; Michigan (Ann Arbor)