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ERIC Number: ED017649
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-May-19
Pages: 25
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Reference Count: 0
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AN EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM DESIGNED TO PROMOTE A GREATER INTEREST IN FULFILLING LATENT POTENTIAL IN UNDERACHIEVING HIGH SCHOOL BOYS THROUGH GOAL IDENTIFICATION. SUMMARY REPORT.
SOULE, DAVID H.
AN EXPERIMENTAL GROUP OF 20 AND A CONTROL GROUP OF 8 UNDERACHIEVING 10TH GRADE BOYS WERE RANDOMLY SELECTED FROM APPLICANTS FROM THREE HIGH SCHOOLS IN MICHIGAN TO PARTICIPATE IN V.I.S.I.T., A PROJECT AT EASTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY DESIGNED TO BROADEN KNOWLEDGE ABOUT VOCATIONS. EACH DAY FOR 2 WEEKS, THE EXPERIMENTAL GROUP VISITED NEARBY PLANTS AND PARTICIPATED IN DISCUSSIONS, COUNSELING SESSIONS, AND SOME RECREATION. VOCATIONS ALLOTTED ONE DAY EACH WERE AVIATION, MEDICINE, GOVERNMENT, ELECTRONICS, AND CONSERVATION. ALLOTTED ONE HALF DAY WERE CAREERS IN THE ARMED FORCES, UNIT RECORD EQUIPMENT AND COMPUTERS, TEACHING, BUSINESS EQUIPMENT, LITHOGRAPHY, SPACE TECHNOLOGY, AND THE AUTO INDUSTRY. THE PROGRAM WAS BASED ON BOTH THE INTEREST OF THE GROUP AND INFORMATION FROM AN EXTENSIVE STUDY OF THE LITERATURE. SOME CONCLUSIONS WERE THAT THE BOYS MADE AN OBSERVABLE GROWTH IN GROUP COHESIVENESS, THEIR GREATEST INTEREST WAS IN THE AREA OF AVIATION AND ELECTRONICS, AND THEY FELT THE PROGRAM SHOULD BE CONTINUED. SOME RECOMMENDATIONS WERE (1) GOALS SHOULD BE CAREFULLY DEFINED, (2) THE RATIO SHOULD BE ONE STAFF TO FIVE BOYS, (3) THE GROUP SHOULD BE HOUSED IN FACILITIES SEPARATE FROM OTHER TEENAGE GROUPS, (4) RULES SHOULD BE KEPT TO A MINIMUM, (5) MORE FUNDS SHOULD BE ALLOWED FOR RECREATION AND TRANSPORTATION, AND (6) ADEQUATE TIME SHOULD BE GIVEN FOR DIRECTING THE PROJECT. (JM)
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Authoring Institution: Eastern Michigan Univ., Ypsilanti.
Identifiers: MICHIGAN