ERIC Number: ED066567
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation Study of the Postal Academy Program.
Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
The Postal Academy program was designed in late 1969 to provide basic education skills and job opportunities for disadvantaged school dropouts and to give educational help to postal employees who were unable to qualify for advancement. To determine the effectiveness of the program, this study sought to: (1) identify changes in the students' academic achievement and motivation, (2) assess the effect of the program on the students' employment potential, (3) determine the value of staff development efforts, (4) determine the extent to which Postal Academies are involved in community affairs, and (5) identify characteristics of individuals served by the program. Based on information collected from field visits, interviews, and personal files, several findings and recommendations were stated. Among the findings were: (1) The Postal Academy had enrolled a cumulative total of 1,644 students as of the end of the third term in June 1971, (2) A little more than half of the current enrollees are male, (3) The objective of educating and motivating disadvantaged school dropouts is being achieved, and (4) The objective of upgrading lower-level postal employees was not achieved, which led to this part of the program being discontinued. (JS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manpower Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Postal Academy Program