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ERIC Number: ED426647
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar-30
Pages: 44
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A Study of One Kentucky Regional University's (Murray State University) Female Graduates from 1930 to 1959.
McElrath, Eileen
This study examined the education and career paths of female graduates of Murray State University (Kentucky) from 1930 through 1959, a time during which the institution was primarily a normal school focused on the preparation of teachers. Data from alumni records, analysis of questionnaires mailed to 40 randomly selected alumni, and interviews with eight alumni were used in this descriptive study. Charts and graphs show the distribution, by decade, of female graduates' majors and their careers. As expected, teaching was the most commonly reported career, although many graduates had branched into other fields. Also listed are current locations of graduates, by state. Survey results (from 31 returned questionnaires) identified the individuals at Murray State who had influenced respondents, what respondents learned at Murray of lasting value, and their career changes (ranging from one to seven). The report also details the career paths, based on interviews, of four participants. Included also are respondents' advice to today's college students. The questionnaire used is appended. (Contains 15 references.) (DB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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