Survey of graduates and undergraduates of North Douglas School District to determine needed improvements in career education Public Deposited

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  • School systems have an important responsibility to continuously examine and review their educational programs to determine if the programs satisfy the needs of the youth they serve. Systematically collected data derived from former and present students can enable the school system to appraise its effectiveness in fulfilling the aim it has identified and to provide a basis for sound decision making and planning for the future. The purpose of this study was to obtain and analyze graduate and in-school student data that could assist planning toward improvement of the career education program in the North Douglas School District. A total of 317 graduates from North Douglas High School, covering a nine year period from 1962 through 1970, were selected to participate in a follow-up survey through a mailed questionnaire interview. Additionally, 348 in-school students in grades 6-12 of North Douglas School District were selected to participate in an interest survey through the administration of a questionnaire designed to secure information about occupational and educational objectives. The specific criteria on which the study was based were: occupational status, post high school education, income, number of jobs held, location of residence, value of high school training, job satisfaction, high school completion, post high school plans, student training desires, student occupational interest. The following conclusions are based on the findings of this study: (1) The longer students have been out of school the more likely they are to be full-time employed. (2) The longer students have been out of school the more likely they are to be employed in occupations requiring additional training and/or experience. (3) Most post high school education is obtained in a college or university. (4) Additional training and experience contribute significantly to income. (5) A large number of graduates obtain employment outside of Douglas County. (6) English and mathematics are the two most important high school courses for finding and keeping jobs. (7) The majority of in-school students feel that high school completion is important. (8) A need exists for college preparation and occupational training to be an integral part of the curriculum. (9) Students are not receiving adequate guidance and counseling prior to graduation. (10) Students need a marketable skill upon graduation from high school. (11) Post high school training is deemed important in obtaining satisfying employment.
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