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ERIC Number: ED074326
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Apr-1
Pages: 75
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A Four-Year Follow-up Study of the One Hundred Graduates - Class of "69" of the Jackson County Adult Evening High School Completion Program.
Gran, James R.
A four-year followup study was conducted among the 1969 graduating class of the Jackson County Adult Evening High School to assess the educational, social, and/or financial benefits of the program. Comparisons were made with the results of the one-year follow study. Results, based on the 90% of questionnaires that were returned, include the following: (1) a substantial number entered the labor market from the role of housewife; (2) job changes and promotions affected nearly 3/4 of those currently working part or full-time; (3) 27% have studied some additional subject since graduation; (4) 33-54% of those working full or part time are better off financially; (5) the program was worth the time and effort, financially and socially, to a large majority; (6) nearly all report being better off socially; (7) 100% think the program is a wise investment of tax money; and (8) passage of time seems to increase the benefits received by the graduates. Recommendations are made for additional similar programs, increased efforts to attract adult students to them, and efforts to resolve the dropout problem. Copies of the questionnaire and accompanying letters are included. (For related document, see AC 014 291.) (KM)
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Authoring Institution: Jackson County Adult Evening High School Program, Maquoketa, IA.