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ERIC Number: ED134716
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug-31
Reference Count: N/A
Priority: Development and Implementation of Effective Techniques for Follow-Up of Drop-Outs at Post-Secondary Levels. Final Report.
Goodman, Gordon A.
A project was conducted to provide the guidelines and a format for a replicable procedure for assessing the placement and followup of dropouts of vocational programs of postsecondary institutions. Names and addresses were obtained from the registrar and admission's offices of Vincennes University for dropouts from fall 1972 through spring 1974 (students who had enrolled and then withdrawn without finishing a program and those who made application to a specific program and then did not enroll). A cover letter and questionnaire (in card form) were mailed to the 667 dropouts of occupational programs (with pre-paid, pre-addressed envelopes for return). Responses after a second mailing were 25%. A telephone followup raised the response to 48%. Responses provided eight categories of reasons for withdrawal from school and eight categories of reasons for not enrolling. It is felt that the instrument and system devised could be used by any secondary or postsecondary institution. A financial statement, a copy of the questionnaire card and accompanying letter, and statistical summarization of data are included in the report. (JT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Indiana State Board of Vocational and Technical Education, Indianapolis.
Authoring Institution: Vincennes Univ., IN.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana