ERIC Number: ED048547
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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An Analysis of the GED Program in Wyoming through a Study of Male Certificate Holders in Selected Areas of the State.
Stark, William D.
The study established a profile of the GED High School Equivalency Certificate holder prior to the GED tests and ascertained what changes, if any, occurred after individuals received the certificate. A questionnaire was answered by males who had received their GED certificates during the years of 1964, 1965, or 1966. Findings included the following: 57% of the respondents had completed the tenth grade; 54% had been away from school less than ten years; 10% had been away more than 25 years; 31 had no children; and 47 reported four or more children in their families. Major reaons given for leaving school were: work, school discouragement, Armed Services, and family. The few respondents who changed jobs after receiving their certificate were in the labor service category. One-third of them had been in their jobs less than four years and one-third had received no promotion since joining their present employer. Almost one-fifth of the respondents earned less than $4,000 prior to the test but only one respondent reported his income to be at this level after the test. Prior to the test, no respondent reported an income of more than $10,000 but after the test, seven percent fell in this category. (NL)
Descriptors: Doctoral Dissertations, Equivalency Tests, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, High School Graduates, Income, Males, Promotion (Occupational), Salaries, Service Occupations, Tenure
University of Wyoming Photo Service, P.O. Box 3441, University Street, Laramie, Wyoming 82070 (MF $10.44)
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Authoring Institution: Wyoming Univ., Laramie.
Note: Ed.D. Thesis