ERIC Number: ED309663
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
The College Reach-Out Conference. A Summary of the Proceedings of the Annual Meeting (2nd, Orlando, Florida, May 4-6, 1988).
Florida Inst. of Education, Jacksonville.; Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Coll. Reach-Out Program.
The conference addressed a trend in the education of minority students in Florida and the nation. While high school graduation rates of minorities have increased, minority enrollment in postsecondary education has decreased. A statewide study of 811 randomly selected high school seniors was undertaken to identify variables which may influence a student's decision to attend college. The study appears in its entirety in this monograph and addresses such topics as: the relationship among variables like career aspirations, career goals, and aspiration to attend college; the relationship between variables related to family circumstances and aspiration toward college; and the relationship between gender and educational and academic variables. Discussion of the findings related to these topics served as the focal point for the conference. Study findings include the following: more than 70% of the respondents wanted to go to college, but only 31.9% of them applied; the vast majority of those surveyed believe college is necessary for success and want a good job in 5 years earning over $20,000; and family circumstances were related to aspiration to attend college (students from families earning over $20,000 per year tended to want to go to college more frequently). More majority students' fathers had gone to college, were in managerial or professional positions, and had a total family income of over $20,000 per year. Almost identical numbers of minority and majority students applied for college. (SM)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida Inst. of Education, Jacksonville.; Florida State Dept. of Education, Tallahassee. Coll. Reach-Out Program.
Identifiers - Location: Florida