Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

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Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department / School



The functions of the guidance program in today's schools usually consist of five main services. They are: inventory, information, counseling, placement, and follow-up. This paper will center about the last of these services, namely, follow-up. The follow-up service is to education what the customer relations department is to merchandising by means of a continuing follow-up of former students, the educator learns of their .failures, problems, successes, and--most important--obtains their suggestions for improvement. The purpose of this investigation was to conduct a follow-up study of the 1962-66 graduates of Augustana Academy, Canton, South Dakota. Information concerning their evaluations of their former school, their opinions of it, and their_ present status were sought in this survey. At the present time, Augustana Academy is undergoing a retooling operation. With this in mind, it is necessary to evaluate the present curriculum and guidance services. The main purpose of this study was to aid in these revisions.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Augustana Academy (Canton, S.D.)
Vocational guidance -- South Dakota -- Canton
Educational counseling -- South Dakota -- Canton



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South Dakota State University