ERIC Number: ED039088
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1962-Dec
1961 Follow-Up Study of Drop-Outs and Graduates of 1957-58 and 1959-60; With Special Reference to Problems Encountered by Bilingual (Mexican-American) Leavers.
Baker, William Pitt
The purposes of this second report in a series of 5-year follow-up studies of a school district in San Jose, California, were (1) to compare bilingual (Mexican American) and monolingual graduates and dropouts from the school years ending in 1958 and 1960 and (2) to compare the results of this 1961 study with a similar study conducted during the school years ending in 1953 and 1955. Objectives of the study included (1) determination of characteristics and activities of "school leavers," (2) evaluation of differences in problems faced by school leavers of Mexican ancestry, (3) evaluation of curricular aspects to which follow-up data apply, and (4) evaluation of the school guidance program. The report presents tabular data comparing graduates and dropouts -- often with comparable figures from the origunal (1956) study -- and inferences drawn from each table. A summary of findings as related to objectives of the study is given, along with recommendations for changes in the curriculum and the guidance program. A copy of the questionnaire used in obtaining data for the study is appended. Related documents are RC 004 353 and RC 004 355. (TL)
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Comparative Analysis, Curriculum Evaluation, Disadvantaged, Dropout Research, Employment Patterns, Family Life, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Guidance, High School Graduates, Income, Mexican Americans, Occupational Information, Out of School Youth, Questionnaires, Statistical Analysis
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Jose East Side Union High School District, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California; California (San Jose)