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ERIC Number: ED013378
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Apr
Pages: 81
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Reference Count: 0
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TRANSITION FROM SCHOOL TO COLLEGE. NEW DIMENSIONS IN HIGHER EDUCATION, NUMBER 17.
KURLAND, NORMAN D.
THIS REPORT IS A SURVEY OF THE RESEARCH ON THE PROCESS BY WHICH STUDENTS MOVE FROM SECONDARY TO HIGHER EDUCATION. THE LARGEST AREA OF RESEARCH IS ON THE IDENTIFICATION AND SELECTION OF STUDENTS FOR ADMISSION TO COLLEGE. METHODS OF PREDICTING ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE HAVE BEEN GREATLY REFINED, BUT THE SEARCH CONTINUES FOR BETTER MEASURES OF NONINTELLECTIVE FACTORS. ATTENTION, WHICH FOCUSED FROM THE MIDFIFTIES TO THE EARLY SIXTIES ON TALENTED STUDENTS, HAS SHIFTED TO DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS. A MAJOR CONCERN HAS BEEN WITH IMPROVEMENTS IN GUIDANCE, AND HERE, NEW APPROACHES USING DATA RETRIEVAL SYSTEMS WERE FOUND TO BE GENERATING NEW OPPORTUNITIES AND NEW PROBLEMS. ONE CATEGORY OF STUDENTS FREQUENTLY OMITTED FROM RESEARCH CONSIDERATION IS THE GROUP WHICH DOES NOT ENTER COLLEGE DIRECTLY UPON GRADUATION FROM HIGH SCHOOL. THE AUTHOR CONCLUDED (1) STUDIES OF FACTORS AFFECTING STUDENTS' SELECTION OF COLLEGE SUGGEST THAT THERE IS A CONSIDERABLE DEGREE OF IRRATIONALITY IN THE ENTIRE PROCESS, (2) FINANCIAL ABILITY APPEARS NOT TO BE THE DECISIVE FACTOR LIMITING COLLEGE ATTENDANCE, BUT IT MAY BE AN IMPORTANT FACTOR IN DETERMINING WHERE A STUDENT GOES TO COLLEGE, AND (3) MUCH MORE ATTENTION NEEDS TO BE GIVEN TO STUDIES OF THE IMPACT OF TRANSITION PRACTICES AND POLICIES ON SECONDARY SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES AS SUCH. (TC)
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Authoring Institution: Duke Univ., Durham, NC.
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