ERIC Number: ED175910
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Project Talent and Related Efforts to Improve Secondary Education.
Flanagan, John C.
The Project Talent longitudinal survey of 400,000 students (grades 9-12) identified deficiencies in the nation's schools, particularly in reading comprehension and career planning. The Program for Learning in Accordance with Needs, PLAN, represented one response to Project TALENT findings. PLAN products included a list of educational objectives with accompanying learning guides and test items; materials to assist students in formulating long-term goals, and in taking the responsibility for planning and completing an educational program to achieve these goals; and teacher guides. PLAN focused on mastery of skills such as reading, writing, and arithmetic. A broader program, Planning Career Goals (PGG), focused on life goals. PCG consisted of three parts: (1) a set of instruments for identifying student values, career interests and awareness; and abilities known to discriminate among people in various careers; (2) information on the background, on-the-job activities, and working conditions of people in the most common career fields; and (3) a report form comparing the student with the 12 homogeneous career groups defined by Project TALENT data. Both programs emphasized clear objectives, knowledge of results, and student responsibility. (CP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Career Awareness, Career Planning, Educational Improvement, Followup Studies, Guidance Programs, Longitudinal Studies, National Surveys, Needs Assessment, Program Descriptions, Secondary Education, Self Evaluation, Self Help Programs, Student Needs, Student Participation
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa, Bloomington, IN.