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ERIC Number: ED044353
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
Pages: 69
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Elementary Education Graduate Follow-Up Study 1959-1969.
Briggs, Barbara C.
The purpose of this study was to gather information from graduates in elementary education of the past ten years and to evaluate statistically the significance of this information. The limited number of followup studies in the area were reviewed as a first step, after which a four-page questionnaire was sent to as many of the 699 graduates from the period 1959 to 1969 as could be found. In analyzing the data, chi square analyses were used to determine if there were significant differences among observed and expected frequencies in the graduates' evaluation of their courses; simple frequencies were used for the remainder of the data. The findings showed no significant differences among observed and expected frequencies between the specified year divisions in 13 of the 116 topics. Other indications were that there is a definite trend toward continuing education after graduating; that 68 percent of the respondents still live in Kentucky; and that 71 percent continue to teach. The author feels that it is significant that approximately 56 percent of those responding to the relevant question did not suggest any courses that should or could be eliminated from the program. An appendix contains the questionnaire and covering letter; followup postcard, and the code used in preparing punch cards. (MBM)
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Authoring Institution: Louisville Univ., KY.