ERIC Number: ED350603
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Is the High School Yearbook Tomorrow's Dinosaur? A National, Historical Overview and an Iowa Survey.
Arnold, Mary; Duffy, Beth
Intended to provide information to the Iowa High School Press Association (IHSPA), this paper investigates the state of yearbook instruction and production in high schools, toward which direction the yearbooks are heading, and whether services offered to members by the IHSPA (conference sessions, the annual yearbook contest, and teaching handouts) are meeting member needs. The paper's first section examines the history of the high school yearbook in five distinct phases. The paper's second section discusses one national study, one study from Nebraska, and several small studies from Iowa, and how they add to current knowledge about high school yearbooks. The third section presents a survey of yearbook advisers investigating the current state of yearbooks in Iowa, with results reporting the attitudes and beliefs of advisers about yearbook functions, content decisions, the role of the adviser, motivating students, conferences and workshops, yearbook production strategies, financial concerns, and contest participation. Three figures, 15 tables of data, and 102 notes are included. A 128-item bibliography, and two appendixes--containing a list of the first high school yearbooks published, and two cover letters and the survey questionnaire--are included. (SR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Advisor Role; Iowa
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (74h, Boston, MA, August 7-11, 1991).