ERIC Number: ED212903
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Did Career Education Help? A Follow-Up Study of Milwaukee High School Career Specialty Graduates.
Bortin, Barbara; And Others
A followup study assessed the effectiveness of the Milwaukee public high school career specialty programs. A total of 160 program graduates completed surveys in the first, second, and fifth years following high school graduation. Included in the survey were multiple-choice questions pertaining to current educational and employment status, the relationship of graduates' jobs to career specialty training, and the effectiveness of the career specialty in preparing them for continuing education and employment as well as three open-ended questions inviting comments on change of plans related to program participation, the effects of program participation on the job application process, and changes needed in career speciality programs. Of those surveyed, 63 percent were continuing their education, over two-thirds were in their high school specialty field, and 68 percent were employed. While almost all respondents found the career specialty programs extremely helpful, some graduates expressed comments resulting in changes in the career specialty programs. Among those changes effected in current programs as a result of the survey were the following: development of a new dance-related career choice, revisions in existing curricula in various health and business areas, and expansion of data processing specialty programs. (MN)
Descriptors: Career Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment, Employment Patterns, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, High School Graduates, Longitudinal Studies, Outcomes of Education, Participant Characteristics, Participant Satisfaction, Participation, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Student Educational Objectives
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Milwaukee Public Schools WI
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).