ERIC Number: ED027446
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Jan
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An Analysis of Adult Basic Education In Missouri.
Kirk, William Donald
A study was made of the expenditure of Federal funds in Missouri schools under the Adult Education Act of 1966, involvement by state public education agencies in adult basic education programs according to such selected factors as school size, assessed valuation, classification, and geographical location; and major characteristics of the adult students. The 44 institutions participating during the 1966-67 fiscal year had 4,266 enrollees, and 750 students received their eighth-grade diplomas as a result of the program. Central and Southeast areas each had 25% of the enrollment; Class AAA schools, 35%; large schools, 52% and the colleges, 30%. The Central area spent 35%, Class L schools; 51%, AAA schools, 53% and the colleges, 33%, of Federal Funds. Of the enrollees, 31% were aged 36-50; 57% were female; 62% were white; 62% were married; 36% were heads of households and the primary wage earners; 50% were employed, either full time or part time; 56% earned under $2,000 a year; 25% of the enrollees' families earned under $2,000 a year; 68% resided in urban areas; 30% resided in the Central geographic area; 93% had less than a Grade 6 education; 51% were enrolled in Grades 7 and 8; and 63% gave "self-improvement" as their reason for participation. The high dropout rate was a major problem. (Included are recommendations, maps and tables, and 72 references.) (author/ly)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Dropouts, Doctoral Dissertations, Enrollment, Expenditures, Federal Aid, Income, Motivation, Organization Size (Groups), Participant Characteristics, Public School Adult Education, State Colleges, Universities
University Microfilms, 300 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Order No. 68-9665, MF $3.00, Xerography $5.40).
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Authoring Institution: Arkansas Univ., Fayetteville.
Identifiers - Location: Missouri
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Adult Education Act 1966