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ERIC Number: ED013882
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Jul
Pages: 43
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Reference Count: 0
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THE FEMALE SCHOOL DROPOUT, SOME ASPECTS OF HER MARRIAGE AND FAMILY MANAGEMENT.
PRIOR, FAITH
THIS STUDY ATTEMPTED TO FIND OUT WHAT THE FEMALE DROPOUT NEEDS TO LEARN TO IMPROVE HER EFFECTIVENESS AS WIFE AND MOTHER AND HOW WELL HOMEMAKING PROGRAMS, IN SCHOOL OR OUT, SUPPLY THIS NEED. OF THE 167 GIRLS WHO LEFT SCHOOL IN BURLINGTON, VERMONT, DURING THE JUNIOR OR SENIOR YEAR FROM JANUARY 1960 TO JUNE 1963, 20 OF THE 40 WHO MARRIED WERE INTERVIEWED. QUESTIONS COVERED PERSONAL DATA, PRESENT MANAGEMENT PRACTICES, PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS, AND EVALUATION OF EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES. SCHOOL RECORDS PROVIDED FACTS ON INTELLIGENCE AND ACHIEVEMENT. THE AVERAGE AGE OF THE WIVES AT MARRIAGE WAS 17.1 YEARS, THAT OF THE HUSBANDS 19.5 YEARS. FIFTY PERCENT WERE PREMARITALLY PREGNANT. THE MEDIAN GRADE LEVEL ACHIEVED BY BOTH HUSBANDS AND WIVES WAS LESS THAN GRADE 9. MOST OF THE COUPLES WERE NOT DOING WELL FINANCIALLY. THE EXTENSION PROGRAM HAD BEEN INEFFECTIVE WITH THIS GROUP. IMPLICATIONS ARE -- (1) THE POTENTIAL DROPOUT CAN BE IDENTIFIED AND SHOULD BE PLACED IN A PROGRAM TO FIT HER NEEDS, (2) EXTENSION HOME ECONOMICS PROGRAMS SHOULD MAKE PROVISIONS FOR THIS GROUP, AND (3) PROFESSIONAL HOME ECONOMICS TRAINING SHOULD PROVIDE UNDERSTANDINGS OF THE LOWER SOCIOECONOMIC GROUPS. (MS)
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Authoring Institution: Vermont Univ., Burlington. Agriculture Experiment Station.
Identifiers: VERMONT