ERIC Number: ED228720
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The Peel Secondary Followup Study: First Biennial Report.
The first round of a study of what happens to students after they leave Peel County (Ontario) secondary schools includes data from students who were in grade 11 in 1977-78 and 1979-80. A 10 percent sample (approximately 750 students in each group) was drawn from school records. Of these, 1,072 people (75 percent) were interviewed by telephone. Major findings of the study are as follows: (1) most former students are in the labor force, most in entry-level jobs; (2) few students enter formal job training programs; (3) the university is the postsecondary institution most frequently attended; (4) respondents' current activities are frequently not what they expected when in grade 11, especially so for those in the labor force; and (5) vocational students are less likely than other students to be at school and more likely to have had vague plans when in grade 11. The report describes the methodology with text and tables used to analyze the responses. A short discussion paper follows the official report and suggests changes in a variety of school practices. (MLF)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Career Choice, Cohort Analysis, Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, Expectation, Followup Studies, Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, School Effectiveness, Secondary Education, Student Educational Objectives, Student Needs, Tables (Data), Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
Publications, Research Unit, Peel Board of Education, 73 King Street West, Mississauga, Ontario, L5B 1H5, Canada (Report No. 0283; $3.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peel Board of Education, Mississauga (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada