ERIC Number: ED028339
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Survey of Present Methods of Follow-up of Public Post Secondary School Graduates in Cooperative and Preparatory Vocational Programs and Development of a Follow-up Procedure.
Goff, Maurice L.
A study was made to assess followup procedures for gathering information from graduates of public post secondary vocational and technical programs, and to develop an effective procedure involving a minimum of time and money. The procedure developed in this study was designed to supply data requested annually by the U.S. Office of Education. Fifty state directors provided names of 168 local administrators using systematic followups, and gave suggestions for developing a procedure. Findings included the following: (1) followups were almost exclusively conducted at the local level; (2) of 134 local administrator respondents named by state directors as using systematic followups, 15.4% had no graduates; (3) the most common method (used by 30.5% of the local administrators) was to get data from students before graduation; (4) six state directors reported no systematic or reliable local followups; (5) a procedure, usable with either large or small groups, which could provide accurate information was used to some extent by 51.5% of the administrators. The study revealed some neglect in effective evaluation and ascertained objective limitations in constructing followup devices. (author/ly)
Descriptors: Administrators, Cooperative Education, Data Collection, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Administration, Followup Studies, Graduates, Postsecondary Education, Public Education, Questionnaires, Research, Research Methodology, State Programs, Student Evaluation, Technical Education, Vocational Education
Library, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming 82071
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wyoming Univ., Laramie.
Note: Ed. D. Thesis.