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ERIC Number: ED156863
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar-1
Reference Count: 0
Comparisons of the Characteristics and Plans of Indiana High School Seniors by Race, and by Type Program Enrolled in: (College Preparation, Business Education or Vocational Education).
Lisack, J. P.
To identify and compare the characteristics and career plans of high school seniors in Indiana as a basis for program planning and improvement, data were obtained from 49,663 seniors enrolled in 354 Indiana high schools in the class of 1975. Comparisons of the data were made by race and by type of program enrolled in (i.e., Vocational Education, Business Education, College Preparatory). The data collected covered the following areas: characteristics of students including sex, race, area of study, and grade average; plans of seniors after graduation from high school; seniors' career or occupational choices (including: occupation or career chosen; reasons for making that particular choice; sources or persons most helpful in making choice; and definitiveness of plans); reasons why some seniors do not plan to continue their education or plan to delay further education after graduation from high school; information about those students who do plan to continue their education, such as preferred methods of financing, college choice, etc.; characteristics of the seniors' heads of household (including relationship, highest level of education attained, and occupation). (In addition to the statistical tables presented in this document, histograms are also included.) (BM)
Descriptors: Business Education, Career Choice, Career Planning, College Preparation, Comparative Analysis, Decision Making, Educational Experience, Educational Improvement, Family Characteristics, High School Seniors, High School Students, Race, State Surveys, Student Characteristics, Student Interests, Vocational Education
Purdue University, Office of Manpower Studies, SCC-A, West Lafayette, Indiana 47907 ($2.50 + $0.50 postage; ten or more, $2.00 each)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Indiana State Board of Vocational and Technical Education, Indianapolis.
Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN. Office of Manpower Studies.