NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED018588
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 32
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
70,000 HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS, THEIR EDUCATIONAL AND VOCATIONAL PLANS, A REPORT OF THE SURVEY OF THE EDUCATIONAL AND VOCATIONAL INTERESTS AND PLANS OF INDIANA'S 70,000 HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES IN 1966.
Indiana Vocational Technical Coll., Indianapolis. Dept. of Research.
THE INTERESTS OF GRADUATING SENIORS WERE IDENTIFIED TO PROVIDE NECESSARY DATA FOR DEVELOPING THOSE AREAS OF POST-HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATION NEEDED FOR PERSONS ENTERING THE LABOR MARKET. ABOUT 38,000, OR 54 PERCENT, OF 70,000 GRADUATES COMPLETED A 22-ITEM QUESTIONNAIRE AND MADE CURRICULUM AND OCCUPATIONAL CHOICES RELATED TO THEIR EDUCATIONAL AND VOCATIONAL PLANS. KNOWN CHARACTERISTICS AND KNOWN GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION OF THE TOTAL POPULATION OF HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS COMPARED FAVORABLY WITH THE SURVEY RESPONSES, JUSTIFYING THE GENERAL APPLICATION OF SURVEY CONCLUSIONS TO THE TOTAL SENIOR POPULATION. SOME GENERAL FINDINGS WERE--(1) 42.8 PERCENT OF THE GRADUATES PLANNED TO ENTER A COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY, (2) 12 PERCENT PLANNED TO ENROLL IN VOCATIONAL OR TECHNICAL SCHOOLS AFTER GRADUATION, (3) ONLY 12,500 OF THE 40,000 WHO ENTERED THE LABOR FORCE HAD HIGH SCHOOL SUBJECTS WHICH WERE VOCATIONALLY ORIENTED, (4) STUDENT INTEREST IN VOCATIONAL SUBJECTS INCREASED DURING THE SENIOR YEAR WITH PREFERENCES MORE IN THE BUSINESS AND SERVICE THAN IN THE TRADE AND INDUSTRIAL AREA, AND (5) THE MOST FREQUENT CAREER SELECTIONS FROM A LIST OF 196 OCCUPATIONS WERE TEACHERS (ALL FIELDS), ENGINEERS (ALL FIELDS), ACCOUNTANTS, SECRETARIES, MANAGERS (TRADE AND SERVICE), DRAFTSMEN-DESIGNERS, PROFESSIONAL NURSES, BARBERS-BEAUTICIANS, FARMERS, AND BUSINESS MACHINE OPERATORS. EDUCATIONAL IMPLICATIONS CONCERNED NEEDS FOR BETTER GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING, VOCATIONAL TRAINING AND RETRAINING FOR 100,000 PERSONS ANNUALLY, AND ANNUAL SURVEYS OF THIS KIND. SPECIFIC DATA ARE PRESENTED IN GRAPHS, TABLES, AND A MAP. (BS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Vocational Technical Coll., Indianapolis. Dept. of Research.
Identifiers: INDIANA