ERIC Number: ED025602
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Feb
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Characteristics of Non-College Vocationally-Oriented School Leavers and Graduates.
Mallinson, George G.
The purpose of this study was to survey a representative sample of non-college bound students who were dropouts or graduates of the class of June 1963, in 12 midwestern high school. Specifically, the study was designed to investigate the socioeconomic backgrounds, the academic backgrounds, and the reactions of these non-college bound students to self, family, and school. Further, it was designed to determine the occupational areas entered by the subjects, what vocational training, if any, they had experienced, and their reactions to such training. Data collection included comparison of standardized test scores with a matched group of students who had entered college, and personal interviews. The findings of this study would indicate that high schools need to pay greater attention to the academic and counseling programs of the non-college bound students. (CH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attitudes, Comparative Analysis, Dropouts, Educational Experience, Family Influence, Followup Studies, Guidance Programs, High School Graduates, Individual Characteristics, Interviews, Noncollege Bound Students, Occupational Aspiration, Postsecondary Education, Questionnaires, Self Concept, Socioeconomic Status, Vocational Education
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Authoring Institution: Western Michigan Univ., Kalamazoo.