ERIC Number: ED164244
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep-1
Reference Count: 0
Final Report--Secondary Impact Study.
The Special Secondary Impact Program instituted in 14 California secondary schools provided counseling and part time jobs to migrant students to help them stay in school long enough to graduate. The study examined the program's effect on inter- and intra-state migrant secondary school students. Variables measured migrant enrollment, migrant enrollment in various types of courses (vocational, college and university preparatory, and other classes), and number of migrant students graduating. Each target school was paired to a comparison school with like population size, migrant impaction, and socio-economic description; migrant students participating in the work study program were compared with other migrants in their own schools as well as in the comparison school. Data were developed from 1975 through 1978. In 1977-78 substantial enrollment increases for migrant students were noted at the target schools. No change in number of school enrollment days for students participating in the program was seen. Participation in work study seemed to increase the proportion of college preparatory classes taken in high school by a student as well as the proportion of vocational classes taken by a female student. For all three years target schools had greater percentages of migrants graduating; tables and graphs suggest that the target migrant students graduated more often than the comparison students. However, all three groups of migrants graduated with approximately the same degree of frequency in 1977-78. (DS)
Descriptors: College Preparation, Comparative Analysis, Dropout Prevention, Enrollment, Graduates, Guidance, High School Seniors, Migrant Education, Migrant Youth, Migrants, Part Time Employment, Program Effectiveness, School Holding Power, Secondary School Students, Sex Differences, Student Employment, Vocational Interests, Work Study Programs, Youth Employment
Ira Nelken & Associates, Inc., 315 Orient Street, Chico, California 95926 ($4.00 each for 1-4 copies; $3.65 each for 5-9 copies; $3.20 each for 10 or more copies)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Bureau of Community Services and Migrant Education.
Authoring Institution: Nelken (Ira) and Associates, Inc., Chico, CA.