ERIC Number: ED165039
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Study of Returning Students, Part 1; Some Descriptive Characteristics.
Larter, Sylvia; FitzGerald, John
A total of 1,150 returning students identified themselves in a questionnaire answered by 86% of all regular Toronto high school students. The results produced the following profile of the "typical" returning student. He is male (60%); dropped out of a Toronto school (75%); dropped out once (86%); dropped out at age 15, 16 or 17 (76%); dropped out of grades 9,10 or 11 (76%); is enrolled in grades 10, 11 or 12 (73%); dropped out of levels 4 or 5 in Ontario (77%); is enrolled in levels 4 or 5 (76%); and re-enrolled in the same school (64%). Also included are findings describing interesting points about eight subsets of returning students. The subsets were chosed according to characteristics obvious to the staff in the high schools -- sex, grade level, and school last left. (BN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Toronto Board of Education (Ontario). Research Dept.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Ontario (Toronto); Returning Students