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ERIC Number: ED140904
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Student's Educational Intent, Data Summary--Fall 1976. Tex-SIS FOLLOW-UP; Postsecondary Student Follow-up Management Information System. Monograph 1.
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Dept. of Occupational Education and Technology.
Fourteen Texas colleges and 18,944 students participated in this study of students' educational intent through questionnaires completed during registration for fall 1976. For occupational/technical majors (31% of respondents), primary educational goals included preparation for "job to be obtained" (51%), improvement of existing job skills (29%), and university transfer credit (9%); 54% expected to accomplish their goal through an Associate degree program, 32% through selected courses, and 12% through a certificate program; 77% were definite about their goal. For university transfer/academic majors (36% of respondents), primary educational goals included university transfer credit (57%), job preparation (24%), and improvement of existing job skills (10%); 56% expected to accomplish their goal through selected courses and 31% through an Associate degree program; 65% were definite about their goal. Undecided majors (23% of respondents) cited transfer credit (36%), job preparation (28%), improvement of job skills (17%) and personal interest (17%) as their goals; 60% expected to achieve their goal through selected courses and 55% were definite about their goal. These data and additional data on present employment, major-related work experience, goal-completion expectations and future enrollment plans are presented in a series of tables. The survey instrument is appended. (JDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Dept. of Occupational Education and Technology.
Identifiers - Location: Texas