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ERIC Number: ED078325
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Apr
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The Ninth Grade Characteristics of Students Entering Different Tenth Grade Curricula: VDS Altoona Sample.
Hill, Theodore A.; And Others
This is the tenth monograph in the Vocational Development Study (VDS) series which has resulted from a continuing research effort conducted in the Department of Vocational Education at Pennsylvania State University. While the focus of the VDS Project is to develop a greater understanding of the vocational development process using longitudinal data gathered over a ten-year period, this report is intended primarily for the more applied needs of school personnel, especially in the state of Pennsylvania. The first section of the report describes the community (Altoona) and the ninth grade sample drawn from its environment. The second section describes the primary variables utilized in this report. The five curricula which were available for the ninth graders to choose as alternative high school paths are described; ninth grade characteristics from the cognitive, affective, and socioeconomic domains profiling these children are also examined. The final and major portion of the report contains suggestions for reading and using the tables and profiles which comprise the section. (Author/SES)
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Sponsor: Pennsylvania Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational Education, Harrisburg.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Dept. of Vocational Education.