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ERIC Number: ED015368
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 1
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A STUDY OF CLASSROOM FACTORS RELATED TO DROPOUTS IN ADULT EDUCATION.
DAVIS, GEORGE S., JR.
THE RELATIONSHIP WAS STUDIED BETWEEN DROPOUTS FROM ADULT EDUCATION CLASSES AND (1) SELECTED CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES OCCURRING DURING THE FIRST CLASS SESSION AND (2) STUDENTS' ATTITUDES TOWARD THE FIRST SESSION. TWENTY-NINE PREVIOUS ADULT DROPOUT STUDIES WERE REVIEWED. VOLUNTARY ADULT PARTICIPANTS IN 34 PERSONAL SURVIVAL IN DISASTER CLASSES IN THE FLORIDA CIVIL DEFENSE ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM IN 1961 WERE STUDIED. THE KROPP-VERNER ATTITUDE SCALE WAS COMPLETED AT THE CLOSE OF THE FIRST CLASS MEETING. CLASS SCORES ON THE ATTITUDE SCALE, CLASS FREQUENCIES ON THE CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES LIST, AND CLASS PERCENTAGES OF DROPOUTS WERE RANKED IN ORDER. STATISTICS UTILIZED CONSISTED OF SPEARMAN'S RANK CORRELATION METHOD, KENDALL'S COEFFICIENT OF CONCORDANCE, AND CHI SQUARE. LIMITED SUPPORT WAS GIVEN FOR THE CONCLUSION THAT THE INSTRUCTOR SHOULD TALK TO HIS STUDENTS AS EQUALS IN ORDER TO HELP MAINTAIN THEIR CONTINUED ATTENDANCE IN HIS CLASS, AND HE SHOULD USE THE ACTIVITIES SELECTED FOR THIS STUDY IN THE FIRST CLASS SESSION. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE FROM UNIVERSITY MICROFILMS, ANN ARBOR, MICH., ORDER NO. 64-3592. MICROFILM $2.75. XEROGRAPHY $6.40. (AUTHOR/PT)
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Identifiers: FLORIDA