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ERIC Number: ED048707
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 24
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Learning Potential Status and Vocational Interests and Aspirations of Special and Regular Class Adolescents. Volume 1, Number 7.
Folman, R.; Budoff, Milton
Junior highschool students in three special classes for the educable retarded and regular class children from three low-track sections were administered the Kohs block designs and assigned a learning potential status: highscorer, gainer, or nongainer. All subjects were then interviewed individually in a 1-hour session in which questions relating to vocational areas were asked. One third of the regular and special class students held after-school jobs and the majority aspired to jobs similar to those they expected to attain after leaving school. The special class sample, however, desired and expected to obtain lower level jobs than the regular class subjects. Within the special class sample, highscorers held low job aspirations, seemed most knowledgeable about reported choices giving the impression of a motivational pattern attuned to minimize failure. The nongainer (low able student according to the criteria) tended to respond more similarly to regular class students, but were not able to give any solid evidence of having tested the reality of the responses. Nongainers were viewed as functioning like a mentally retarded child while the highscorers and gainers were felt to be educationally retarded. (RJ)
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Authoring Institution: Research Inst. for Educational Problems, Cambridge, MA.
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