ERIC Number: ED388899
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
The 1993 Leavers. The Scottish School Leavers' Survey.
This survey obtains information on: (1) the educational and employment activities of young people after they leave school; (2) the views and experiences that these youth have on school; and (3) background characteristics affecting these youth, such as parental level of education, social class, family circumstances, and housing tenure. The survey uses a 10% sample of students aged 16-18 who left school during the 1992-93 academic session. Results of the survey show that a majority of the dropouts felt positively about their teachers, but 16% thought the teachers did not care about them, 31% felt that their teachers could not keep order in the class and 44% felt that there were too many trouble makers in class. Evidence suggests that the parents of these subjects allowed them a great deal of independence and that this may have been a factor affecting the subjects' dropping out of school. Only 31% said that their parents limited their time for going out on school nights. Results also show that subjects were generally positive about their near future: most expected to be either in full time jobs or full time education one year later. Two appendices contain technical notes and the questionnaire. (SR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Scottish Office Education Dept., Edinburgh.