ERIC Number: ED038657
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jun
Reference Count: 0
PROJECT SEARCH: A Five Year Follow-up Study of High School Graduates. Three District Composite Report.
Donaldson, Evelyn T., Comp.
The document deals with a five year followup study of three California high school districts starting with 1963 graduates. The project was intended to discover if the guidance and curriculum activities offered enable students to make a satisfactory transition from high school into areas of work, school and/or homemaking. The following information was obtained: (1) actual activities of former high school students compared to their anticipated activities; (2) former students' views of counseling and curriculum opportunities in the high schools in relation to their past high school activities; and (3) business and industry's reaction to incoming workers just out of high school and college and insights into current and future employment needs. Two methods were used to obtain this information: (1) the project coordinator visited every senior social studies class prior to graduation to find out students' intended future activities and to explain the purpose, methodology and involvement in the project; and (2) three questionnaires were sent to all graduates throughout the first year. Included are statistical results of the acquired information. Also listed are representative comments contained in the questionnaire responses of the graduates and samples of all questionnaires used throughout the study. (Author/MC)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento. Bureau of Pupil Personnel Services.; Sequoia Union High School District, Redwood City, CA.