ERIC Number: ED056349
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun-15
Reference Count: 0
Factors Influencing the Post-High School Plans of Black and White Pupils. Final Report.
Greifer, Julian L.
The increasing need of black high school students for guidance and career counseling prompted this research. Seven hundred eighty-four members of the Coatesville (Pennsylvania) graduating classes of 1969 and 1970, of whom 20% were black, returned useable questionnaires for analysis. Five major concerns were explored: (1) how black and white pupils compare as to post high school plans and the role they attribute to outside influences; (2) whether counselors are fulfilling their responsibilities to black students; (3) the part that race plays in the counseling process; (4) the effects of social distance; and (5) the attitudes the 2 groups have toward guidance. Few significant differences are reported, although black males realized their educational aspirations less frequently and felt that there were more barriers to the attainment of their post-high school plans. Also, while blatant racism did not characterize the school climate, blacks did feel that their needs were insufficiently considered. A number of broad recommendations for the school guidance program are offered. Appended are some materials used in the project. (TL)
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Sponsor: National Center for Educational Research and Development (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Lincoln Univ., PA.