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Pre-high school vocational group guidance for potential dropouts and non-college-bound students [microform] / John A. Yunker
Bib ID 5186511
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Yunker, John A
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1967 
39 p. 
Summary

The purpose of this study was to determine the effects of small group guidance sessions and industrial tours on an experimental group of male, eighth grade students deemed lacking in academic interest and/or ability who were classified as potential dropouts and non-college-bound students. It was hoped that the experience would make them more cognizant of vocational opportunities for qualified persons, help them to select better academic programs, increase their awareness of personal strengths and weaknesses, and increase their awareness of the relationship between school and work. Data for research were gathered by examining student grade point averages, citizenship-grade averages, attendance records, and kuder preference record (kpr) results. The kpr was administered both before and after the tours to the experimental group and a control group. The experiment (1) did not augment student awareness of the importance of academic pursuits, (2) did not motivate students to perform significantly better in citizenship or in classroom behavior, (3) did not significantly lower the number of unexcused absences, and (4) did not uncover significant interest changes. However, students did achieve higher post-test results on the mechanical and scientific scales of the kpr. (pr)

Notes

Educational level discussed: Grade 8.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Attendance.  |  Career Guidance.  |  Citizenship.  |  Dropout Prevention.  |  Grade Point Average.  |  Grade 8.  |  Group Counseling.  |  Interest Inventories.  |  Motivation.  |  Motivation Techniques.  |  Noncollege Bound Students.  |  Potential Dropouts.  |  Vocational Education.  |  Kuder Preference Record Vocational Pearson Product Moment Correlation Vocational Education Act 1963
Other authors/contributors Tracy Elementary School District, CA
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