ERIC Number: ED222602
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Follow-Up of High School Non-Completers, 1967-1976.
Kumar, Vasant; Bergstrand, Joy
This report describes a study on the characteristics, economic achievement, and educational status of dropouts who left selected Wisconsin high schools in 1967-68, 1972-73, and 1975-76. The report discusses the background and objectives of the study, the research methods used, survey findings, and conclusions. Among the findings are that (1) more nonwhites than whites dropped out of school; (2) unemployment was greater among dropouts than in the general population; (3) the number of dropouts receiving public economic aid was higher than the State average; and (4) most respondents did not resume schooling to earn high school diplomas, and the majority of those who did earn diplomas reported having graduated from vocational/technical schools. Other information presented includes respondents' descriptions of their jobs; reasons for unemployment; reasons for dropping out; attitudes toward school; reported receipt of counseling services; and characteristics of vocational/technical training received after dropping out of high school. Some recommendations for meeting needs of potential and actual dropouts in Wisconsin are presented. (MJL)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Wisconsin Advisory Council on Vocational Education, Madison.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ. - Stout, Menomonie. Center for Vocational, Technical and Adult Education.; Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Wisconsin Vocational Studies Center.