ERIC Number: ED048951
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
A Contract to Encourage Full Utilization of Educational Talent. Final Report 1968-1969.
New Mexico Council for the Development of Educational Talent, Las Vegas.
Goals of the New Mexico Educational Talent Project--funded under Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act--are (1) to identify qualified secondary school students at the 11th grade or earlier and assist them in completing their high school education, (2) to encourage an increasing number of high school students to select a teaching career, (3) to identify potential high school dropouts, (4) to encourage collegiate dropouts to return to school, (5) to encourage high school graduates with high academic potential to attempt post-secondary education, (6) to provide sustained counseling efforts with Indian and rural youth to encourage them to seek additional education, and (7) to develop effective ways for improving communication between college students, college staffs, and administration. During 1968-69, a coordinator and 4 field representatives contacted 162,769 persons (including group presentations). Referrals (777) received during the year were principally from school personnel and the Welfare Department personnel. When referred, 60% were high school students; 23% were high school graduates; 8.5% were high school dropouts; and 8.5% comprised the remainder of the referrals. Although student action in the fall is difficult to predict, it is estimated that 33% will enroll in college, 7.5% will attend vocational-technical schools, and 7.5% will take miscellaneous action. (LS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Higher Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: New Mexico Council for the Development of Educational Talent, Las Vegas.
Identifiers: New Mexico