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ERIC Number: ED012784
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Jun
Pages: 158
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Reference Count: 0
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A FOLLOW-UP STUDY OF POCATELLO AND IDAHO FALLS HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES (1954-1963).
FIFIELD, MARVIN; WATSON, LARRY E.
OF THE ESTIMATED 8,500 GRADUATES OF POCATELLO AND IDAHO FALLS HIGH SCHOOLS FROM 1954-63, 3,660 COMPLETED AND RETURNED QUESTIONNAIRES COVERING THEIR EDUCATIONAL AND OCCUPATIONAL EXPERIENCES. THE QUESTIONNAIRE WAS DESIGNED TO ELICIT INFORMATION IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS--(1) PERSONAL INFORMATION, (2) POST-HIGH SCHOOL EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT, (3) EVALUATION OF THE CURRICULAR PROGRAM, (4) PERSONAL ADJUSTMENT PROBLEMS AFTER GRADUATION, (5) LEISURE TIME ACTIVITIES, AND (6) OCCUPATIONAL INFORMATION. A PERSONAL DATA SHEET CONTAINING INFORMATION FROM THE STUDENT'S CUMULATIVE RECORD WAS PREPARED FOR EACH RESPONDENT. FINDINGS INCLUDED--(1) MANY INDICATED A NEED FOR ADDITIONAL EDUCATION IN SCHOOL PERTAINING TO FAMILY AND INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS, AND SEX EDUCATION, (2) OVER 50 PERCENT OF THOSE ENTERING COLLEGE DROPPED OUT, (3) THE GUIDANCE PROGRAM WAS GENERALLY INADEQUATE AND INEFFECTIVE FOR THE MAJORITY OF THE STUDENTS, AND (4) THE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS IN THE TWO SCHOOLS WERE NOT ADEQUATELY MEETING THE NEEDS OF GRADUATES IN TERMS OF OCCUPATIONAL INFORMATION, VOCATIONAL TRAINING, AND POST-HIGH SCHOOL JOB PLACEMENT. IT WAS RECOMMENDED THAT A DISTRICT-WIDE EVALUATION OF THE SCHOOL PROGRAM BE INITIATED. (PS)
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Authoring Institution: Idaho Occupational Research Coordinating Unit, Moscow.
Identifiers: IDAHO; Idaho (Idaho Falls); Idaho (Pocatello); MOSCOW