Date of Award
Education Specialist (Ed.S)
Advanced Education Programs
The specific problems of this field study were: (1) to find the major reasons why the graduates of the former Prairie View High School left the community and established residence outside the immediate area; (2) to find why the graduates who did remain in the home community after graduation or who returned after further education chose to do so; 3) to find the scholastic senior class standing of each graduate based on average, above average and below average grade point; (4) to find the number of graduates who attended college and the number of those earning college degrees; (5) to find the amount of involvement in community affairs; (6) to find the major occupations of the graduates; and (7) to find the recommendations of the graduates for the betterment of the Prairie View community. The main sources of information used in this study were: (1) the official school records of the former prairie View High School; (2) articles in leading periodicals pertaining to the mobility of the people from rural to urbanized centers; (3) the records of the Prairie View Alumni Association of Prairie View, Kansas; and (4) a questionnaire sent to the graduates of the former Prairie View High School for the years 1947 through 01/01/1966 inclusive. There were 139 graduates involved in the study. The addresses of 137 graduates were obtained from the Prairie View Alumni records. A questionnaire was sent to each of these graduates. A total of eighty- five questionnaires was returned to the writer, a return rate of sixty- two per cent. The study was made in terms of three geographical areas: (1) the immediate Prairie View area, (2) the thirty mile radius area, and (3) the area outside this thirty mile radius.
Copyright 1971 Roy E. Watt
Watt, Roy E., "A Study of the Mobility of Former Prairie View High School Graduates, 1947-66, Including Causation Factors" (1971). Master's Theses. 1431.