ERIC Number: ED362783
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-May
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-Up 90. Minnesota High School Follow-Up. Class of 1989: One Year Later. Trend Data: 1978-1989.
Sedey, John M.
A study examined the educational and employment activities of members of Minnesota's high school class of 1989. Data regarding 14,636 students (14,024 graduates, 324 dropouts, and 288 students school leavers not classified as dropouts) were collected from 97 high schools participating in the Minnesota Secondary School Follow-up System and from 853 of the students' employers. Current employment/education-related activities of the class of 1989 were also analyzed by curriculum area, and trend data covering the years 1978 through 1989 were summarized. At the time of the survey, 33 percent of the class members were both employed and attending a school, 22.4 percent were employed only, 1.8 percent were unemployed and not attending a school, and 24 percent were involved in education only. The percentage of individuals employed and not simultaneously attending any school has generally declined since 1978, whereas the percentage of individuals participating in education only has remained fairly steady. (Appended are lists of secondary schools participating in the project and the specific industries and occupations within categories reported, the base data coding form, and selected survey questionnaires. Also included are 34 figures and 165 tables.) (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Career Choice, Curriculum, Educational Trends, Employer Attitudes, Employment Level, Employment Patterns, Graduate Surveys, High School Graduates, High Schools, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Questionnaires, Records (Forms), State Surveys, Student Educational Objectives, Tables (Data)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Minnesota State Board of Vocational-Technical Education, St. Paul.
Authoring Institution: Mounds View Public Schools, St. Paul, Minn.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota