ERIC Number: ED031680
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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A Study of Dropouts in an Adult Basic Education Program and A General Education Development Program and Suggestions for Improving the Holding Power of These Programs.
Hawkins, Dorothy Lee
This investigation sought to discover why adults dropped out of the adult basic education program and the General Education Development program in the New Orleans public schools, and to suggest ways of reducing the number of dropouts. A specially constructed interview schedule was used to obtain data from a 10% random sample of 1965-67 dropouts listed in the two programs. Responses of the 50 interviewees, all Negroes, indicated that the main reasons for withdrawal were such personal ones as personal illness, conflict in employment schedule, and child care problems. Institutional factors played a negligible part. A need was seen for small groupings, diversified programs, and flexible schedules, and for an awareness of realistic short-range and long-range goals to serve as incentives for adult students. (author/ly)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Dropouts, Age Differences, Attendance, Blacks, Day Programs, Doctoral Dissertations, Evening Programs, Females, Investigations, Males, Motivation, Participant Satisfaction, Public School Adult Education, Socioeconomic Status
University Microfilms, 300 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48106 (Order No. 69-6738, MF $3.00, Xerography $6.40).
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Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington.
Identifiers: Louisiana (New Orleans)
Note: Ed.D. Thesis.