ERIC Number: ED021970
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Pilot Project in Vocational Guidance, Placement and Work Experience for Youth for Whom Existing Work Experiences are not Appropriate.
Peterson, Neil D.
Twenty-five sophomore students recommended by their school principal or counselor participated in a pilot educational program designed to be appropriate to the interests and needs of potential high school male dropouts. Test scores, inventories, student records, office files, and employment analyses of the participants were examined to determine similarities of those students who showed some or little success in school, on the job, or in school and on the job. The students were provided with some form of low-level community work experience and 1 hour per day in the classroom. Some findings were: (1) The boys participating in the project had a mean IQ of 88 with a range of 82 to 99 for 95 percent of the group, (2) 82 percent of the participants scored below the 50th percentile on the Iowa Silent Reading Test, (3) All of the students tended to score low in mental ability and achievement tests, and (4) The boys as a group had a dislike for academic subjects before and during the study. The objectives of the project were generally met, and the majority of the boys were retained for the 1965-66 school year. Although the project had its impact and served a good purpose, it was concluded that the progress made by the participants was not commensurate with the time, effort, and money invested in their interests. (WB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Livonia Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Secondary Education.
Identifiers: Michigan (Livonia)