ERIC Number: ED349689
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Center for the Arts and Sciences: Long-Term Follow-Up Study of 1987 and 1988 Graduates. Evaluation Report.
Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.
Findings of a follow-up study that examined the experiences of the 1987 and 1988 graduates of the Center for the Arts and Sciences (CAS) program in Saginaw, Michigan, are presented in this paper. A survey mailed to a total of 78 program graduates, 36 from 1987 and 42 from 1988, elicited 21 responses, the majority of whom were from white females. Findings indicate that slightly over half of the respondents were enrolled in a school, college, or training program, and that one-third were employed full- or part-time. Respondents cited their most serious educational problem as the lack of necessary educational skills. Their greatest personal problems included the lack of activities for creative expression and excessive self-imposed pressure to succeed. They listed CAS program strengths as the supportive faculty, encouragement of creativity, and the enhanced educational experience that resulted from grouping intellectual and creative people together. Suggestions for improving the program included implementing a more selective student admission process and providing more effective college preparation. One table is included. Appendices contain a copy of the questionnaire, cover letters, and survey findings. (LMI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saginaw Public Schools, MI. Dept. of Evaluation Services.