ERIC Number: ED040659
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Potential: The Academically Able but Disadvantaged Georgia High School Student.
Sullivan, John J.
The purpose of this study was (1) to discover if the students identified as academically able by their high school counselors and/or other professionals were academically qualified for post-secondary education, and (2) to provide heretofore unavailable data to those who are associated with and seek to help the disadvantaged students. Questionnaires (6042) were sent to students in Georgia high schools who had been identified by their counselors as academically able and in need of financial support for post-secondary education. Of 5010 students who completed the questionnaire, 2620 were white and 2390 were Negro. Their average grade point average was B. Relatively few had taken the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude or the Scholastic Aptitude Test. The students who visited their counselor averaged four visits during their high school days. Most were acquainted with federal financial aid programs and the great majority planned to continue their education after high school. Both white and black students preferred colleges where the majority were members of their own race. Teaching was the most frequently mentioned future vocation and most wanted to make their home in Georgia. Those considered as the greatest living and greatest deceased persons generally were or had been in public office; few of the white students chose segregationists. (AF)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Academic Aspiration, College Attendance, College Bound Students, College Choice, Disadvantaged Youth, Financial Needs, Higher Education, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics
Institute of Higher Education, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia ($0.50)
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Authoring Institution: Georgia Univ., Athens. Inst. of Higher Education.