ERIC Number: ED043328
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
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Occupationally Oriented Students.
Cross, K. Patricia
Junior College Research Review, v5 n3 Nov 1970
Junior college students enrolled in vocational and technical programs constitute an important source of trained, skilled manpower for our expanding economy. This Research Review combines findings of recent studies about these students, and develops a tentative description of their background and characteristics. Comparisons with students at other institutions and in other programs of higher education are frequently drawn. To begin with, the typical environments from which these students are likely to come are described. The implications of such socioeconomic factors as differences in father's education and occupation level are then discussed. Next, ability levels and their relationship to program or type of institutional attendance are viewed. Comparisons of high school courses of study and academic self-perceptions follow, concluding with a look at the occupationally-oriented student's interests, goals, perceptions of educational aims, and motivations. (JO)
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Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.; American Association of Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.