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ERIC Number: ED018768
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 40
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Reference Count: 0
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AN ANALYSIS OF PARTICIPANTS IN A LONG-TERM ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM.
APPLEBAUM, LEON; ROBERTS, HIGDON C., JR.
THE STUDY INVESTIGATED PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS AND SOCIAL FACTORS OF SUCCESSFUL PARTICIPANTS AND DROPOUTS IN THE UNION LEADERSHIP PROGRAM (ULP), A THREE-YEAR ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM SPONSORED BY THE LABOR EDUCATION AND RESEARCH SERVICE OF THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY. THE ULP MEETS 24 WEEKS PER YEAR, ONE NIGHT PER WEEK, IN 15 CITIES IN OHIO, AND HAD A 1966-1967 ENROLLMENT OF 400 STUDENTS. AT THE TIME OF THE SURVEY, SPRING 1966, THE ULP INCLUDED COLLEGE LEVEL COURSES IN LABOR LAW, HISTORY AND PROBLEMS, COLLECTIVE BARGAINING, UNION LEADERSHIP, ECONOMICS, SOCIOLOGY, POLITICAL SCIENCE, AND COMPARATIVE ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL SYSTEMS. DATA WERE COLLECTED FROM A MAILED QUESTIONNAIRE CONTAINING ITEMS RELATED TO PERSONAL, SOCIOECONOMIC, ECOLOGICAL, AND UNION CHARACTERISTICS, AND PERSONAL ATTITUDES AND SOCIAL ADJUSTMENT. IT WAS OBSERVED THAT SUCCESSFUL PARTICIPANTS WERE OLDER, IDENTIFIED WITH THE WORKING CLASS (DROPOUTS IDENTIFIED WITH THE MIDDLE CLASS), EXHIBITED CONCENTRATION OF BIRTHS IN MIDWESTERN STATES OTHER THAN OHIO AND OWNED THEIR OWN HOMES (DROPOUTS EXHIBITED A CONCENTRATION OF BIRTHS IN THE SOUTH AND TENDED TO RENT), WERE UNION MEMBERS FOR A LONGER PERIOD OF TIME, AND WERE SIGNIFICANTLY MORE ACTIVE IN BOTH UNION AND POLITICAL ACTIVITIES. (AUTHOR/AJ)
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Identifiers: OHIO