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ERIC Number: ED029316
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-May
Pages: 47
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Georgia's 1966 High School Graduates; A Self-Portrait.
McDonald, Thomas F.
This monograph provides both objective and subjective information about Georgia's 1966 high school graduates. The emphasis of the survey was placed on (1) the graduate's own appraisal of his secondary education, and (2) his future education and/or vocational plans. A stratified cluster procedure was used with 1,850 randomly selected graduates who completed questionnaires designed to solicit demographic information. A profile is constructed of Georgia's 1966 high school graduate and sections on curriculum evaluation, post secondary education and, employment are also included. Among the conclusions were the following: (1) there is a waste of Georgia's educational manpower, (2) the educational levels of attainment are increasing over past generations due to a new set of values but, more must be done to engender these values in lower socio-economic classes; (3) a re-evaluation of subject matter is needed as many students rated subject areas as being of little use, (4) more must be done to provide post secondary educational opportunities, (5) high school counselors rank highest as a source of information for graduates, and (6) plans must be made to better accommodate the student who views high school as terminal education. (GG)
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Authoring Institution: Georgia Educational Improvement Council, Atlanta.