ERIC Number: ED083497
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
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Career Plans of Black and Other Non-White College Graduates.
Astin, Helen S.; Bisconti, Ann S.
This document is the last in a three-part of monographs on the career plans of college graduates. It presents analyses of 1965 and 1970 post-senior year plans based on data collected by the American Council on Education (ACE) as part of the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP). Through this program, each year's entering freshmen class at over 300 institutions of higher education fill out questionnaires about their backgrounds, achievements, interests and goals. A sample of the same students in each cohort is followed up four years later. The data are representative of the nation as a whole because of elaborate sampling and weighting procedures. Some of the findings are as follows: the 1965 and 1970 non-white college graduates differed with respect to their career choices; the choices of the 1970 non-white graduates were closer to those of their white classmates. Business choices became increasingly popular among non-white graduates; college teaching showed substantial gains among both black men and black women; and elementary and secondary teaching dropped as a choice for black men. (WSK)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Development, Career Planning, College Graduates, Followup Studies, Minority Groups, Racial Characteristics, Racial Differences, Racial Factors, Sampling
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Authoring Institution: College Placement Council, Bethlehem, PA.