ERIC Number: ED444664
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Career and Educational Interests of Johnson County High School Students.
Conklin, Karen A.
The report presents the major findings of a joint research project designed to determine the career and educational interests of Johnson County (Kansas) high school students. Results of these studies provide valuable insights into the current and future educational needs of the county's high school students and assist the school administrators and Johnson County Community College in planning to meet the individual needs of future students. More than 18,000 students responded to the survey. Between 81% and 89% of respondents indicated plans to enroll in college immediately after high school. Three out of four respondents planned to attend college full time, and 86% planned to eventually earn a bachelors degree or higher. But only between 57% and 64% of respondents to the past four studies indicated they were following a college preparatory course of study while in high school. The most popular career fields identified by survey respondents were business, health, fine or performing arts, computer-related fields, education, and engineering. Of note is the substantial decline in the percent of respondents indicating a preference for pursuing a career in business (from 25% in 1987 to 15% in 1999) and the increase in the percent indicating an interest in health careers (from 8% to 13%). Appendices contain tabled findings and the survey instrument. (Contains 34 tables.) (JA)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.