ERIC Number: ED218386
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-Up of the 1978 Graduates in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Publication No. 376.
Caldwell, Mildred Murry
This is a follow-up study on the characteristics, activities, and opinions of a sample of 1978 high school graduates of the Los Angeles (California) Unified School District one year after graduation. The report compares responses made at the time of graduation and those made a year after. The study found that: 1) the percentage of respondents who reported that they were currently attending school was greater for 1978 graduates than comparable figures reported in similar studies conducted between 1948 and 1973; 2) a smaller percentage of 1978 graduates reported that they were currently working than was the case with graduates of previous years; 3) the percentage of 1978 graduates who reported that they were going to school in 1979 was greater than the percentage who indicated in 1978 that they planned to do so; 4) the percentage of 1978 graduates who reported that they were combining schooling with working in 1979 was smaller than the percentage who planned to do so in 1978; and 5) respondents' opinions on the relative importance of courses in the senior high school curriculum shifted from emphasis on subject areas (government, English, music, and art) in 1978 to emphasis on job skills development, driver education, and health education in 1979. (Author/MJL)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Unified School District, CA. Research and Evaluation Branch.