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ERIC Number: ED118901
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Pages: 158
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Military Student Attitudes Toward American Preparatory Institute and Competency-Based, Continuous-Progress Instruction. Research Study.
Summers, Barbara Stodghill
Based on surveys of military student attitudes toward American Preparatory Institute (API), the study provided information about competency-based, continuous-progress high school level instruction at API, a private high school for military adults. Students were predominantly male enlisted military personnel, the mean age was approximately 20 years, and the average student had dropped out of school during grade 10. Survey A included all 352 students enrolled in a six-week cycle at First Calvary Academy site at Fort Hood, Texas, and Survey B consisted of 60 randomly selected students enrolled in a 12-week cycle at Central College campus site near Fort Hood. Information about drop-outs or habitual absentees was not included in the study. A 29-item questionnaire was developed to quantify the students' attitudes, with frequencies for each response category converted to percentages. Overall impression from both surveys was one of positive response toward the entire API program. Students indicated an adaptability to the informal and friendly atmosphere, being encouraged by individual attention and instruction, and recognition of a difference in API's approach from the high school in which they were unsuccessful. However, students expressed conflicting time demands between school and military duties. (EA)
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