ERIC Number: ED024827
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Educational and Occupational Aspirations and Expectations of High School Juniors and Seniors in the State of Washington. Interim Report, No. 14.
Bowles, Roy T.; Slocum, Walter L.
The purpose of this report is to present data concerning the educational and occupational aspirations and expectations of boys and girls who were juniors and seniors in a sample of 14 Washingto n high schools in the 1965-66 school year. During the winter and spring of 1966, juniors and seniors completed questionnaires as part of a study of educational and occupational aspirations. Nearly all students aspired and expected to graduate from high school and to get some kind of post-high school education. Over three-fourths (76.3 percent) of the respondents aspired to attend college or junior college at some time during their educational careers. Nearly as many (73.8 percent) expected to do so. Not all of those who attend college will receive a degree; however, 49.7 percent of the respondents indicated that they wanted to graduate from college and 39.4 percent expected to do so. These data were selected primarily for the information of the high school principals, teachers, counselors, and others who helped make the study. (CH)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington State Univ., Pullman.