ERIC Number: ED407305
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Jun
The Effects of Domestic Travel on the Attitudes of High School Seniors in the USA toward Travel as an Educational Tool.
Wood, Ralph Merton
This descriptive study attempted to determine if domestic travel affected the attitudes of high school seniors in seeing the educational value of travel. Surveys were administered to 325 high school seniors of 3 different high schools to assess students' attitudes. Results indicate high school seniors generally do not have a positive attitude toward travel as an educational tool. Results did appear to show a relationship between having travel experiences that were educationally motivated and forming positive attitudes toward travel as an educational tool. The results of this study, although not conclusive, offer many insights into student attitudes toward travel. Students value travel as an opportunity to experience something new and different but most have not made the connection between education and daily experiences. The study offers ideas for further research on the benefits of travel and recommends further research in the area of survey administration techniques. The survey instrument is included. Contains 17 references. (EH)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master of Science in Education Project, University of Dayton.