ERIC Number: ED024511
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Factors Affecting Post-High School. Educational and Job Plans of Rural Youth in Eight Illinois Counties in the 1963-64 School Year.
A study designed to determine aptitudes, skills, and sociological and personal factors characterizing rural youth analyzed educational and personal differences of 2,929 students in eight rural Illinois counties during 1963-64. From data obtained through academic tests and personal questionnaires, it was concluded that although three-fourths of rural youth entering high school were unlikely to attend a college or university, rural high schools were largely oriented to college preparation. Few vocational training opportunities were offered in rural high schools although results indicated that most non-college-prone youth needed more training in mechanical skills. Inadequate high school counseling was indicated by lack of knowledge of occupational training needs on the part of rural youth. Implications of the study included the need for further consolidation of small rural school systems and for closer integration of rural systems with the total state system. A bibliography is included. (JH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Aptitude, Aspiration, Career Choice, Career Planning, College Preparation, Curriculum Evaluation, Family Characteristics, Participation, Personality Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Rural Schools, Rural Youth, Socioeconomic Status, Statistical Analysis, Vocational Education, Vocational Interests
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Coll. of Agriculture.