ERIC Number: ED113665
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Sep-16
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Postsecondary Education Access Study. Part III: High School Graduates Follow-Up Study. A Study Attempting to Find Out Why High School Graduates Who Aspire for Further Education Do Not Continue Their Education.
Bradshaw, Ted; And Others
This is the last in a series of three studies dealing with Vermonters' aspirations and demands for education beyond the secondary level, and the problems of their access to it. The focus is on high school graduates and addresses the wide disparity between demonstrated aspiration to attend some form of postsecondary education, and actual enrollment or continuation after high school. The study analyzes the development of educational aspiration and the causes of noncontinuation. Use of factor analysis and regression analysis showed the development of aspiration to be contingent on three main variables--the academic program in which the student is enrolled in high school, the formulation of occupational goals, and the existence of a utilitarian value for postsecondary education which translates the desire for occupational training and success into the need for further education. Several barriers acting to inhibit or impede enrollment are also examined. The study includes a section of case history narratives designed to complement the traditional statistical interpretation of the data, and provide a contextual framework from which to view the problems in Vermont. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: Vermont State Commission on Higher Education.; Vermont State Dept. of Education, Montpelier.
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Identifiers - Location: Vermont