ERIC Number: ED355009
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Progress through High School: A Study of Senior Secondary Schooling in New South Wales. ACER Research Monograph No. 43.
Ainley, John; Sheret, Michael
This book provides an overview of a 4-year longitudinal study of senior secondary schooling in the government high schools of New South Wales, Australia. The study followed the progress from year 9 to year 12 of 3,000 students from 22 government secondary schools in 2 metropolitan and 2 nonmetropolitan regions. The book is divided into 10 chapters. The first three chapters discuss the background material and research literature that shaped the study and detail the methods used. Chapters 4 and 5 present an analysis of the middle secondary grades, years 9 and 10. These chapters also address issues concerned with the development of student competence, confidence, and commitment. Chapters 6 and 7 consider the transition to postcompulsory schooling and the ways in which the experience of earlier schooling is linked to staying in school beyond year 10. Chapter 8 focuses on aspects of the senior secondary years, including curriculum, attitudes, achievements, and approaches to learning. Chapter 9 examines the destinations of different groups of students after they leave high school. Chapter 10 brings together elements of the previous chapters under the theme of progress through high school. A total of 51 tables, 13 figures, and 109 references are included. (MM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attendance, Curriculum Evaluation, Dropout Prevention, Dropouts, Educational Assessment, Educational Environment, Foreign Countries, High School Students, High Schools, Instructional Effectiveness, Longitudinal Studies, Middle Schools, School Effectiveness, School Holding Power, School Organization, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Withdrawal (Education)
Australian Council for Educational Research, P.O. Box 210, Hawthorn, Victoria 3122, Australia ($29.95 Australian).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Council for Educational Research, Hawthorn.
Identifiers - Location: Australia