ERIC Number: ED209321
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: N/A
1979 Survey of Philadelphia High School Graduates, Classes of 1975, 1977, 1979.
Kemp, Edith S.
Trend data was gathered on employment and education, as well as shifts in jobs and major fields. This will augment Philadelphia School District information for planning and development of a new and improved program for high school students. A survey questionnaire was sent to high school graduates of the 1975, 1977 and 1979 classes. The responses were tabulated and compared with profiles of graduates since 1971. The proportion of each class employed in the civilian labor force increased with the length of time since graduation. As their education and learning increased, the type of employment changed and median wages rose. Among respondents from all three classes enrolled in colleges, the top ranked major fields of study were business administration and liberal arts. The Class of 1979 ranked engineering/architecture third displacing teacher education in that rank for earlier classes. This reflects diminishing demands for teachers and increased opportunites for engineers. All three groups agreed on the need to improve discipline and stress basics in the high schools. (DWH)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Research and Evaluation.