ERIC Number: ED115764
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Educational and Occupational Experiences of Louisiana High School Graduates.
Curtis, C. M.; And Others
To determine the extent to which the secondary education system meets student needs a study of high school graduates in Louisiana was conducted. A sample of graduates from Lousiiana high schools in the period 1956-65 was selected. A multiple choice questionnaire was mailed to 4,700 graduates with a 3,035 return of which 2,895 forms were completed (1,383 males and 1,513 females). Data were sought on the high school experiences, postsecondary education or training, and employment experiences of graduates, and on the relevance of high school experiences to later experiences. The findings from the questionnaire focus on 32 areas and are discussed and analyzed item-by-item, with 37 supporting tables. Conclusions and recommendations based on the study are presented, and it is suggested that they might provide useful information for educators concerned with the planning and development of high school programs that would meet the particular needs of high school students. A 171-item bibliography is included. Comments and suggestions offered by respondents, the participating parishes and guidance counselors, and the questionnaire used for the study are appended. (EC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Louisiana Research Coordinating Unit, Baton Rouge.
Authoring Institution: Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge. Dept. of Vocational Agricultural Education.
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana