ERIC Number: ED409827
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Alberta High School Graduate Survey, 1996. Report of Research Findings. School-Work Transitions Project, Report 97-1.
Lowe, Graham S.; And Others
This study of Alberta (Canada) grade 12 students examines educational achievements, further education plans, perceptions of the relevance of high school education, career goals, work experiences, and acquisition of work-related skills, concluding that: (1) there is a complex linkage between secondary and post-secondary education and between education and employment; (2) demographic and socioeconomic characteristics have a major impact on educational attainment and plans; (3) female students have higher achievement levels than male students; (4) attitude is a key factor in goal attainment; (5) costs are perceived as a barrier to educational goals; (6) students acquire a variety of job skills through high school courses, work experience programs, paid jobs, and volunteer work; and (7) students undervalue the job relevance of core academic skills. Report data tables and analyses are organized under the following headings: research methodology; socio-demographic and personal characteristics; educational status, achievement, preferences, and plans; evaluating high school education; work experience and plans; acquisition of employability skills in school and work. A copy of the 1996 Alberta High School Graduate Questionnaire is appended. (CH)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Career Planning, College Bound Students, Education Work Relationship, Educational Assessment, Educational Attainment, Educational Benefits, Educational Policy, Educational Status Comparison, Foreign Countries, Grade 12, High School Graduates, High School Students, High Schools, Higher Education, Job Skills, Noncollege Bound Students, Outcomes of Education, Paying for College, Relevance (Education), Role of Education, Secondary Education, Secondary School Curriculum, Socioeconomic Influences, Student Costs, Student Educational Objectives, Surveys, Tuition
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton.; Alberta Dept. of Advanced Education, Calgary.
Authoring Institution: Alberta Univ., Edmonton.
Identifiers - Location: Canada