ERIC Number: ED262229
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
The Impact of Day-Care Services on the Education of Secondary and Adult Students in Ohio.
Hill, Ann Marie; Bragg, Debra D.
The incidence of pregnancy among young teenagers has increased dramatically in the past several decades. Young single mothers are much more likely than others to leave school before graduation and to be unemployed and poor. This study was conducted to identify differences in completion, school attendance rates, and grades for secondary and adult students who received day-care services for their children compared to those who did not. Data were gathered from four day-care sites in Akron, Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Dayton. (Data from two other sites were not usable.) A total of 145 secondary and adult students were provided with day care for their children and 145 were not. The study found that attendance rates and grade point averages (GPAs) for students using day care were similar to the attendance rates and GPAs of those who did not. In general, attendance was higher for high school students than for adults. Nearly three-fourths of secondary students who had children in day care completed courses or graduated, compared to only two-fifths of secondary students whose children were not in day care. While one-third of adults with children in day care completed courses or high school equivalency degrees, only approximately one-tenth of the adult comparison group did so. Recommendations were made to the Home Economics Section staff of the Ohio Division of Vocational Education and to local coordinators of day-care programs for program improvement. (KC)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Adult Education, Adult Students, Attendance, Day Care, Dropout Prevention, Early Parenthood, Females, Grade Point Average, High School Equivalency Programs, High School Students, Program Effectiveness, Secondary Education, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Youth Problems
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ohio State Dept. of Education, Columbus.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.
Identifiers - Location: Ohio