ERIC Number: ED234640
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Oct-22
Reference Count: N/A
The High School and Beyond Data Set: Its Relevance for Bilingual Education Research.
So, Alvin Y.
Preliminary data from the High School and Beyond (HSB) research study are described in order to assist bilingual education researchers in understanding what information is available. The HSB project design included a highly stratified national probability sample encompassing 30,000 sophomores and 28,000 seniors enrolled in 1,015 public and private high schools. The study seeks to observe the educational and occupational plans and activities of high school students as they pass through the American educational system. The nature of the various data files is described including files on students, languages, schools, teachers' comments, parents, tests, twins, and friends. For example, the most important file, the student file, contains responses from each student to extensive questionnaires and various cognitive tests. The language file contains information distinguishing childhood language status from present language status, language usage at home versus language usage outside of the home, and information describing experience with bilingual education. The constraints of the sample that limit its generalizability are discussed. It is concluded that, keeping sample constraints in mind, the HSB data provide an extremely valuable resource for bilingual education researchers. (RW)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Bilingual Education, Data, High School Students, Language Usage, National Surveys, Secondary Education, Student Characteristics
National Center for Bilingual Research, 4665 Lampson Ave., Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Bilingual Research, Los Alamitos, CA.