ERIC Number: ED030789
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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Adult Basic Education: A Study of the Backgrounds, Characteristics, Aspirations, and Attitudes of Undergraduate Adults in West Virginia.
Divita, Charles, Jr.
A survey was made of 4,912 students in the Adult Basic Education program in West Virginia to determine their backgrounds, characteristics, aspirations, and attitudes. They were found to be in sociological and economic patterns similar to those of their parents; both groups were school dropouts from rural areas and both were undereducated, economically depressed persons with large families. The great majority had a minimum of 20 to 30 potentially productive years before retirement age. Presently they were employed in public assistance type programs; most had been either unwilling or unable to relocate in other areas. They were participating in the program to get a job or a better job, to obtain a high school equivalency diploma, or to learn to read and write better. Most had no problems in attendance, such as lack of time or transportation, or domestic problems; and most were pleased with course. It was recommended that more centers and programs be established, more persons recruited, guest speakers and resource persons be used, transportation be provided when necessary, night high schools or summer high schools be initiated, vocational training programs also be provided, and counselors, social workers, and placement personnel be added. (nl)
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Authoring Institution: West Virginia Research Coordinating Unit for Vocational Education, Huntington.
Identifiers - Location: West Virginia