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ERIC Number: ED010753
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Dec
Pages: 15
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Reference Count: 0
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A STUDY OF DROPOUTS FROM ADULT LITERACY PROGRAMS.
NICHOLSON, EUNICE; OTTO, WAYNE
THE FACTORS WHICH MIGHT HAVE CAUSED ADULTS TO DROP OUT OF AN ADULT BASIC EDUCATION PROGRAM WERE EXAMINED. THIS ADULT PROGRAM WAS CONDUCTED IN A SMALL CITY IN WISCONSIN FROM JANUARY TO JUNE, 1966. TWO TEACHERS, A READING TEACHER AND AN ENGLISH TEACHER, HELD CLASS TWICE A WEEK FOR 50 SESSIONS. THIRTY-EIGHT ADULTS RANGING IN AGE FROM 18 TO 60 WERE DIVIDED INTO TWO GROUPS ACCORDING TO READING LEVELS. SIXTEEN ADULTS COMPLETED THE 50 SESSIONS OR 100 HOURS. DATA WERE GATHERED BY MEANS OF A QUESTIONNAIRE, AND PERSONAL INTERVIEWS WITH 10 OF THE 22 DROPOUTS. THE CHANGE TO DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME, PAYMENT FOR CHILD CARE AND TRANSPORTATION, AND CHANGE IN JOB WERE FACTORS AFFECTING STUDENTS' NONCOMPLETION OF THE PROGRAM. RESULTS CONFIRMED THE FINDINGS OF THE NATIONAL OPINION RESEARCH CENTER THAT ADULTS OF THE LOWER SOCIOECONOMIC CLASS DROP OUT OF ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES MAINLY FOR EXTERNAL OR SITUATIONAL REASONS. IMPLICATIONS ARE DISCUSSED, AND RECOMMENDATIONS AND REFERENCES INCLUDED. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE NATIONAL READING CONFERENCE ANNUAL MEETING (16TH, ST. PETERSBURG, DECEMBER 1-3, 1966). (BK)
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Identifiers: Florida (Saint Petersburg)