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ERIC Number: ED017646
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Jun
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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DETROIT STUDY OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION FOR ENTRANCE INTO THE WORLD OF WORK.
COOK, FRED S.
PRIMARY OBJECTIVES OF THIS PILOT PROJECT WERE TO (1) DEVELOP AND TEST INSTRUMENTS FOR GATHERING DATA RELEVANT TO QUANTITY AND TYPES OF ENTRY JOBS AVAILABLE IN A SELECTED COMMUNITY AND THE CONCOMITANT TALENTS DEMANDED BY BUSINESS FOR THESE JOBS, AND (2) DEVELOP AND TEST INSTRUMENTS FOR GATHERING DATA CONCERNING WORK ACTIVITIES OF RECENT DROPOUTS AND GRADUATES. FERNDALE, A COMMUNITY IN THE DETROIT METROPOLITAN AREA, WAS SELECTED FOR THE STUDY. THREE INSTRUMENTS WERE DEVELOPED--(1) INSTRUMENT A FOR STUDYING ALL TYPES OF BUSINESS AND INDUSTRIAL FIRMS IN THE COMMUNITY. FROM A TOTAL OF 756 FIRMS, 200 WERE DRAWN FOR A SAMPLE, AND 154 INTERVIEWS WERE COMPLETED, (2) INSTRUMENT B FOR SURVEYING THOSE BUSINESS AND INDUSTRIAL FIRMS WHICH OFFERED THE GREATEST ENTRY JOB OPPORTUNITIES. FROM A SAMPLE OF 50, 88 PERCENT WERE CONTACTED, (3) INSTRUMENT C FOR SURVEYING RECENT SCHOOL LEAVERS TO DETERMINE THEIR EMPLOYMENT PATTERNS. FROM THE GRADUATION CLASS OF 1960 (366 STUDENTS), 55 WERE SELECTED RANDOMLY. STEPS ARE OUTLINED FOR SELECTION OF THE THREE SAMPLE POPULATION. CONCLUSIONS WERE--(1) THE TECHNIQUES AND INSTRUMENTS USED IN CONTACTING A VALID SAMPLING OF EMPLOYERS WERE APPROPRIATE AND PROVIDED AN EFFECTIVE MEANS FOR DETERMINING THE TYPE, QUANTITY, AND REQUIREMENTS OF THE JOB AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS, AND (2) THE INSTRUMENTS USED FOR FOLLOWUP OF HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES WERE EFFECTIVE. INSTRUMENTS AND FINDINGS OF THE SURVEYS ARE INCLUDED. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: Business Teachers' Club of Metropolitan Detroit, MI. Research Committee.; Detroit Public Schools, MI.; Wayne State Univ., Detroit, MI.
Identifiers: MICHIGAN; Michigan (Ferndale)