ERIC Number: ED135977
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Aug-10
Reference Count: 0
Training by Correspondence under the GI Bill (An In-Depth Analysis). A Study Submitted by the Veterans' Administration to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs United State Senate. 94th Congress, 2nd Session. Senate Committee Print No. 49.
Veterans Administration, Washington, DC.
The analysis of correspondence training by service personnel and veterans was based upon and prepared from the file of veterans and service personnel who trained in correspondence schools under chapter 34 (GI bill) during June 1966 through December 1974. The overall results showed that (1) during this period, a total of 5.3 million persons had enrolled in training under the current GI bill, and of this total, 1.1 million had taken their most recent training by correspondence, and (2) a greater proportion of service personnel who trained have been correspondence trainees; however, because veterans make up the greater part of total trainees, the bulk of correspondence trainees (79%) are veterans. Other findings are presented under the following headings: Completion Rates, Average Cost, and Most Frequently Used Courses; Factors Influencing Correspondence Training; Costs and Benefits of Correspondence Training; Completion Rate Perspective; Comparison of the Status of Veteran Correspondence Trainees in November 1974 and April 1973; Completion Rate and Cost Effectiveness by Course of Training; Number of Trainees, Completion Percentages, and Cost Effectiveness by Course by School; and Correspondence Schools. Twenty-five tables supplement the study. (WL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Veteran's Affairs.
Authoring Institution: Veterans Administration, Washington, DC.
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