Event Title

Emerging Adults Perceptions of Their Education and Life Experience

Location

Schroeder Complex Room 112

Start Date

26-3-2010 9:00 AM

Document Type

Event

End Date

26-3-2010 9:50 AM

Abstract

What is meant by a successful education or a well performing school? Most studies assessing the effectiveness of k-12 education look at variables such as graduation rates, standardized test scores and college matriculation. Few studies could be found that looked at post education life outcomes. Yet it is often stated that a public education system is to provide for a well informed electorate or an effective work force. We know that a strong academic foundation leads to better life outcomes, but precisely what is it in that education that contributes to a successful life? Emerging adults between the ages of 25 and 30 were interviewed to ascertain what they remembered from their K-12 education and how that education has formed their present life.

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Mar 26th, 9:00 AM Mar 26th, 9:50 AM

Emerging Adults Perceptions of Their Education and Life Experience

Schroeder Complex Room 112

What is meant by a successful education or a well performing school? Most studies assessing the effectiveness of k-12 education look at variables such as graduation rates, standardized test scores and college matriculation. Few studies could be found that looked at post education life outcomes. Yet it is often stated that a public education system is to provide for a well informed electorate or an effective work force. We know that a strong academic foundation leads to better life outcomes, but precisely what is it in that education that contributes to a successful life? Emerging adults between the ages of 25 and 30 were interviewed to ascertain what they remembered from their K-12 education and how that education has formed their present life.