ERIC Number: ED132484
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
What's What with Who's Who? A Report on Recognition Programs for Students.
Weldy, Gilbert R.
This study delves into the intricacies of the "Who's Who" publishing enterprise to try to understand its purposes and its appeal. Surveyed were all the organizations and publishers claiming to render recognition services for high school students. The purpose in soliciting information was to develop some guidelines which would be helpful to high school principals and their students in evaluating their participation. The information obtained was used to present a program-by-program review and to point up the problems and pitfalls for principals and students in participating in such programs. The report concludes with a set of guidelines which are suggested to help protect students and schools from the abuses common in the various recognition programs for high school students. (SJL)
Descriptors: Consumer Protection, Data Collection, Educational Research, Guidelines, High School Students, Information Dissemination, Principals, Publishing Industry, Questionnaires, Recognition (Achievement), Reference Materials, Surveys
National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Association Drive, Reston, Virginia 22091 (HC $1.00 in single quantities, $.80 for 10-24 copies, $.70 for 25-99 copies, $.65 for 100 or more copies, prepayment required on orders of less than $10.00)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.