ERIC Number: ED022478
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
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Factors that Deter High School Graduates from Continuing Their Education in a Junior College District.
Classen, Arthur Charles
This study to determine why so many Morton High School graduates did not continue their education was expected also (1) to explain why they did not go to Morton Junior College, (2) to show whether the college meets community needs, (3) to be of value in high school counseling, and (4) to show if an adult evening program is needed at either the college or the high school. Questionnaires were sent to 477 graduates and, later, to the parents of those who responded. A final response of 253 students and 118 parents was received. The students gave several reasons for not continuing at any college (lack of interest, poor high school record, armed service duty, lack of money, parental opposition, marriage, no need for further training, etc.) and specific reasons for not going to Morton Junior College (no college atmosphere, lack of certain courses, limited campus life). The recommendations include (1) more intensified high school guidance program, with parents included in the discussions, (2) better articulation of guidance programs between elementary and high schools, (3) continued publicity for the local college assets, (4) immediate attention to improved college facilities, (5) an adult evening program equal to the day program, and (6) more involvement of parents and of the community in general. (HH)
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Dropouts, Followup Studies, Parent Attitudes, Parent Counseling, Questionnaires, Two Year Colleges
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Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. School of Education.