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ERIC Number: EJ846250
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
Beyond High Stakes Testing: Rural High School Students and Their Yearbooks
Hoffman, Lynn M.
Qualitative Report, v10 n1 p55-86 Mar 2005
I conducted surveys, focus group interviews, and analyzed the yearbooks of fifty four yearbook students from five rural high schools to investigate students' process of yearbook construction and to determine what was meaningful and memorable to them throughout their high school experience. Chang's (1992) construct of an adolescent ethos, including the elements of getting along with everyone, being involved, and being independent, provided a conceptual framework, and was affirmed by students' responses. References to rites of passage and intensification embedded in the high school program as described by Burnett (1969) confirmed these students' perceptions of high school as a four year passage experience. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania