ERIC Number: ED083437
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
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Toward New Opportunities: A Study of Postsecondary Education in Northcentral Wisconsin. Report of Project Crossroads--Wisconsin.
Knowles, Eric S.
Information gathered from various sources was directed toward identifying those areas where programs could be implemented and action taken to increase the enrollment and graduation of students, particularly the disadvantaged. The guiding model emphasized the factors affecting both a person's decision to enter a postsecondary school and his experience and successful completion of schooling. Results indicated that approximately two-thirds of the community youth planned to obtain further education, yet not as many actually enrolled due to indirect money costs, distance, and lack of familiarity. The percentage of disadvantaged who select themselves out of further education is slightly higher than the one-third overall rate. This group as a whole rated their motivation low, whereas Indian youth still retained an interest. One difference between those planning and not planning further schooling was the role played by the family as a source of information about the schools. Factors which advance the student toward graduation include satisfaction with progress, relevance of education, positive evaluation of school, and slightly higher high school grade point averages. (Sixteen tables are included.) (SC)
Descriptors: American Indians, College Choice, Disadvantaged Youth, Dropout Characteristics, Educational Opportunities, Educational Research, Enrollment, Family Influence, Postsecondary Education, Relevance (Education), Student Attitudes, Student College Relationship, Student Costs, Student Educational Objectives, Student Motivation, Youth Opportunities
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Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC. Community Action Program.
Authoring Institution: Nicolet Coll. and Technical Inst., Rhinelander, WI.
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin