ERIC Number: ED201782
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
A Follow Up Study of Bowling Green Learning Center Students. PREPS Research Project, 1980-1981.
Abram, Marie J.; Esters, George
A study was conducted to evaluate the Adult Learning Center (ALC) of the Bowling Green (Kentucky) School System. The ALC is the part of the Bowling Green School System responsible for educating adults and teenagers with special circumstances which make enrollment in the regular public schools inappropiate. The program is individualized, with stress on student responsibility. A sample of 65 students who completed the course of study during the 1979-80 school year (half of those who completed the program) was sent 12-question surveys, with a return of 21 (32 percent). The instrument was designed to describe the student in terms of his/her purpose for attending the ALC as well as elicit the student's evaluation of the ALC. Some of the findings reported included the following: (1) students were described as spending no more than one year at the ALC, having less than a high school diploma or its equivalent when entering the ALC, having left high school for a variety of reasons, having participated in other learning activities since leaving the ALC, and planning for more structured learning activities over the next five years; (2) half of the students reported liking their post-ALC jobs more than their previous jobs; (3) learning materials were rated "good" or better; (4) students' ratings of teachers were high; (5) general skill areas were rated high; (6) students felt the ALC had prepared them to take the General Educational Development Tests (GED); and (7) all students felt the time spent at the ALC had been "worthwhile." (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Kentucky Univ., Bowling Green. Coll. of Education.