ERIC Number: ED110642
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Selected Demographic Data from Students in the 1972-73 School Year; Employer Based Career Education. Technical Report No. 36.
Seyfarth, John T.; And Others
The report examines demographic and attitudinal characteristics of the 44 students who entered the Appalachia Educational Laboratory's Employer-Based Career Education (AEL/EBCE) program in September 1972 and January 1973. The data were obtained from student information sheets completed in February 1973. Regarding home and family life, the majority of students lived with both natural parents, in male dominated family settings. All but one of the students were unmarried. Frequency of dating varied considerably between the sexes and the class groups. The students' attitudes toward school were neutral and expressed neither strong approval nor disapproval, but most students indicated that they would continue in school even if attendance was voluntary. A substantial number of students rated their homework assignments as difficult. With respect to vocational and educational plans, one-half indicated a desire to graduate from college, and despite their involvement in the EBCE program, in some cases for as many as five months, many made their plans without help from anyone. Twenty-four tables, comprising over half the document, follow the text. (Author/JR)
Descriptors: Career Education, Career Planning, Demonstration Programs, Educational Programs, Evaluation, Family Life, Individualized Programs, Pilot Projects, School Demography, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Standardized Tests, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data), Test Results, Testing, Work Experience Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.