ERIC Number: ED039483
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep
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A Survey Analysis of the Clientele of an Adult Basic Education Program for Welfare Recipients.
Jack, Robert Lee
Using a sample of 50 completers and 50 program dropouts, all Negro women, this study investigated personal and participant characteristics of 1,307 Chicago welfare recipients (largely women) who had been students in the Hilliard Adult Education Center during 1965-68. Data were gathered on age, sex, marital and family status (including legitimate and illegitimate children), birthplace, residence, employment history, educational level, reasons for leaving public school, length of time on public assistance, interests and hobbies, placement test scores, health and child care problems, and program attitudes. Principal findings were: program completers and dropouts differed significantly on placement test scores, health and child care problems, and perception of program purposes, but not on aspirations for their children's education; completers showed greater program satisfaction than dropouts; completers and dropouts did not differ significantly in attitudes toward themselves and fellow students (generally good), or toward teachers, school and public aid counselors, and caseworkers, but did differ somewhat on perceived reasons why they were referred to the program. (LY)
Descriptors: Achievement, Adult Basic Education, Age Differences, Attitudes, Bibliographies, Blacks, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Background, Employment Experience, Family Status, Females, Interests, Marital Status, Motivation, Needs, Participant Characteristics, Perception, Persistence, Problems, Surveys, Welfare Recipients
University Microfilms, 300 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48106 (Order No. 70-11,721, MF $3.00, Xerography $6.40)
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Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. School of Education.
Note: Ed. D. Thesis