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ERIC Number: ED526772
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 122
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1245-1384-3
An Examination of the Job Training and Job Experiences of High School Students as They Exit School
Andrews, Wilbur Drew
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Florida
The purpose of this investigation was (a) to determine the level of satisfaction that exiting high school students felt regarding the job preparation and training they received in high school, (b) gather data on work experiences during high school, (c) gather data on job training experiences during high school, and (d) gather data on students current job status, including number of hours worked, wages earned, if the job was chosen by the student, if the student likes the job he or she has, and if the business where he or she works is owned by someone in their family. Data were collected using the Florida High School Exit Survey which was mailed to District Transition Contacts and then distributed to teachers in high schools. Participants included students in public schools in Florida that were age eighteen or older and would be exiting school at the end of the semester the survey was completed. To cover all Florida school districts, a three-year cycle was utilized, beginning with 2007 and ending with 2009. A total of 3,167 students participated in the survey. Comparisons were made between (a) students with and students without disabilities (b) male and female (c) race/ethnicity, including Black, Hispanic, Other, and White (d) yearly results for 2007, 2008, and 2009 (e) the five Florida Department of Education (FLDOE) regions and (f) the five size classifications in the Florida Department of Education. The results of this investigation showed significant differences between students with and without disabilities, race/ethnic groups, wages earned per hour, and students working for a private business or company. Fewer differences were found between Male and Female students, FLDOE regions of the state, students working for public government and having jobs in the community not as a part of school. Only a few differences were found between calendar years of data collection and district size. The results of this investigation provide implications for those involved in the transition planning process, especially those developing programs and providing job training and work experiences. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Florida
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