ERIC Number: ED053382
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
An Evaluation of Adult Basic Education under the Manpower Development and Training Act in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Final Report.
The study focuses on the effectiveness of adult basic education under the Manpower Development and Training Act (MDTA). The investigation is a case study of the MDTA adult basic education program in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Background material on basic education for adults is provided as well as a short history of the federal government's involvement in basic education. Two alternative research approaches are used in the study. The first entails construction of an econometric model that predicts earnings improvement from a set of independent variables. From the model, the amount of earnings gain associated with adult basic education can be estimated. Second, the performance of basic education trainees in terms of accomplishing specific program objectives is compared with the preformance of similar individuals who did not participate in the program. (Author)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Legislation, Labor Force Development, Models, Program Evaluation, Statistical Analysis, Surveys
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Va. 22151 (PB-196 743 HC $3.00, MF $0.95)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Industrial Relations Research Inst.
Identifiers: Manpower Development and Training Act
Note: Doctoral thesis