1979 年 34 巻 p. 64-78,en206
From a viewpoint of the post-war trends of high school education, I intend to review some of the main sociological studies on high school. The following criteria are adopted for the evaluation of studies;(1) problem setting, (2) research methods and techniques, (3) contribution to fact-finding and theory-building, and (4) contribution to solving practical problems. Since 1950, the number of studies on high school has increased five times as large as that at the begining, and also studies have risen to a higher academic level, especially by adopting the method of multivariate analysis. Now, senior high school has become one of the research fields in which Merton's middle range researches and theories are especially dominant.