ERIC Number: ED185412
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Is the Die Cast? Educational Achievements and Work Destinations of Ontario Youth. A Six-Year Follow-Up of the Critical Juncture High School Students.
Anisef, Paul; And Others
This report describes a six-year followup of high school students in Ontario. The report is based on surveys conducted while the students were in grade 12 and at two intervals shortly thereafter. The first two chapters present an overview of the characteristics of the respondents and a description of their educational and occupational activities after leaving high school. Chapter 3 reports on a series of questions designed to gauge the link between schooling and work. Findings on who got what kind of education, grades received, records of completion, and ways in which this postsecondary schooling was financed are presented in chapter 4. Chapter 5 is a study of the issues surrounding interruption of schooling after high school, withdrawal after commencing postsecondary programs, and rates of completion. Chapter 6 reports findings with respect to occupational prestige and salary. Chapter 7 presents findings on private vocational schools, adult education, apprenticeships, and short courses, and assesses their importance to the respondents. In chapter 8, a number of individuals give their personal accounts of schooling and work on the basis of their priorities. The final chapter gives a set of statements regarding equality of educational opportunity in Ontario and presents a set of recommendations. The questionnaire is appended. (LRA)
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Educational Quality, Employment Level, Employment Patterns, Equal Education, Graduate Surveys, High School Graduates, High Schools, Vocational Followup
Ontario Government Bookstore, 880 Bay St., Toronto, Ontario M7A 1L2 (Canada) ($6.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Dept. of Education, Toronto.
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