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50 Years of ERIC
50 Years of ERIC
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ERIC Number: ED019088
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-May
Pages: 1
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THE RELATIONSHIP OF CERTAIN SOCIOECONOMIC AND ACADEMIC FACTORS TO STUDENT CHOICE OF OCCUPATION AND PROGRAM IN THE PUBLIC JUNIOR COLLEGE.
ANTHONY, DONALD MAXON
ALTHOUGH THERE IS A GREAT DEAL OF OVERLAP BETWEEN TRANSFER AND TERMINAL STUDENT CHARACTERISTICS, THE TRANSFER STUDENT GENERALLY COMES FROM A HIGHER SOCIOECONOMIC LEVEL, SCORES HIGHER ON COLLEGE ENTRANCE TESTS, COMES FROM AN ACADEMIC HIGH SCHOOL BACKGROUND, IS MORE UPWARDLY MOBILE, AND PLACES GREATER EMPHASIS ON PRESTIGE IN SELECTING A CAREER. BOTH ARE INFLUENCED BY THEIR PARENTS IN CHOICE OF OCCUPATION. THEY ALSO RANK AT ABOUT THE SAME LEVEL ON HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION, SINCE MOST HIGHER RANKING STUDENTS GO DIRECTLY TO THE 4-YEAR INSTITUTIONS. THE JUNIOR COLLEGE, WITH ITS EMPHASIS ON GUIDANCE, APPEARS TO FILL THE NEEDS OF BOTH TRANSFER AND TERMINAL STUDENTS. SIX AREAS RELATED TO THIS STUDY REQUIRE FURTHER RESEARCH--(1) THE RELATIVE DEGREE OF INFLUENCE OF HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE COUNSELORS IN THE CHOICE OF A COURSE OF STUDY, (2) THE PREDICTION OF COLLEGE ACHIEVEMENT, (3) WAYS TO DEAL WITH STUDENTS WITH UNREALISTIC COLLEGE GOALS, (4) A COMPARISON OF PRIVATE AND PUBLIC JUNIOR COLLEGE STUDENTS, (5) A COMPARISON OF PUBLIC JUNIOR COLLEGE STUDENTS WITH THEIR COUNTERPARTS IN THE 4-YEAR INSTITUTIONS, AND (6) A STATEWIDE STUDY TO DETERMINE HOW WELL JUNIOR COLLEGE OFFERINGS, IN BOTH TRANSFER AND TERMINAL AREAS, MEET THE NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY AND THE STATE. THIS PH.D. DISSERTATION IS AVAILABLE AS DOCUMENT NO. 64-11,772, FOR $3.30 (MICROFILM) OR $11.50 (XEROGRAPHIC COPY) FROM UNIVERSITY MICROFILMS, INC., P.O. BOX 1346, ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN 48106. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin.
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