ERIC Number: ED058589
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Pre-adolescent Interest Inventory: Part I.
This inventory was undertaken to help college students preparing to teach, as well as other concerned persons, to obtain information on the interests of pre-adolescents. It was also designed to compare the interests of pre-adolescents attending inner city, urban, suburban, and rural schools, in order that lessons and other planned activities would be more appropriate and communication between adults and young people facilitated. The inventory consisted of 83 statements related to the popularly hypothesized interests of pre-adolescents and provided for sorting answers by sex, age, and type of school attended, i.e., rural, urban, suburban, inner city. Its major characteristics were: (1) items were non-threatening psychologically; (2) responses didn't require either reading or writing ability; (3) individuals remained anonymous; (4) testing time was 20 minutes, to individuals or groups; (5) responses were machine scored; and (6) some activities were school-related, and some were not; some were future-oriented. (TA)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Elementary Education, Interest Inventories, Interests, School Guidance, School Location, Sex Differences
Educational Studies Institute, Grand Valley State College, Allendale, Mich. 49401
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Grand Valley State Colleges, Allendale, MI. Educational Studies Inst.