A study of graduates and drop-outs to determine the effectiveness of the secondary schools in preparing for home and community living

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Ella Sloan Wyman (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Orrea Pye

Abstract: In the belief that the real test of adequacy of any school program is determined by what youth do after they leave school, a follow-up study was made of the graduates and drop-outs from the high schools in Colleton County, South Carolina, during the five year period 1934-39. Very few, if any, follow-up contacts had been made by the schools to find out what the graduates and drop-outs were doing; the extent to which the school helped them in what they were doing; or how the school could at present serve these young people. "Presumably the State supports public education not so much to teach formal subjects of the school curriculum as to enable boys and girls to take an effective part in the life that lies ahead of them beyond the school.”1 If one of the chief functions of the secondary school is to help pupils make out-of-school adjustments to vocational, citizenship, and leisure-time activities, it would seem that one of the ways to measure the success of the school would be to make a follow-up study of youth after they leave school.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 1943
Dropout behaviour $x Prediction of
Home and school
Home economics $x Study and teaching
Community education
Community and school
Social values

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