ERIC Number: ED024959
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Jun
Reference Count: 0
The Effect of Additional Counseling on the Able Student's Vocational and Educational Planning. A Report of the Muskegon Guidance Project.
Muskegon Public Schools, MI.
In a three-year study to determine the effectiveness of additional counseling and guidance in aiding realistic educational and occupational choice by junior high school students, the 721 members of the seventh-grade classes of three Muskegon junior-high schools were randomly assigned to experimental and control groups. The Ohio Student Inventory of Guidance Awareness, Stanford Achievement Test Battery, Illinois Inventory of Parent Opinion, and Science Research Associates' Youth Inventory, and data on failures, honor rolls, disciplinary actions, and dropouts were used to compare results. Experimental students received both home visits by counselors and group counseling. No statistical difference was found between experimental and control groups in numbers of students receiving failing grades, being on the honor roll, or dropping from school. Experimental group students were reported for disciplinary action at a significantly higher rate in both the seventh and ninth grades. Experimental group students received higher grades, showed increased interest in educational and vocational planning, and developed more awareness of the need for early economic planning. It was not evident that families increased planning for future educational and vocational goals or consciously created an environment conducive to optimum development. (JM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing.
Authoring Institution: Muskegon Public Schools, MI.
Identifiers: Illinois Inventory of Parent Opinion; Ohio Student Inventory of Guidance Awareness; SRA Youth Inventory; Stanford Achievement Tests