ERIC Number: ED343004
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-May
Reference Count: N/A
A Historical Demographic Evaluation of the Illinois Department of Public Aid Population Enrolled in the Illinois State Board of Education, Adult Education Information Referral and Retention Special Project, of the Illinois Eastern Community College District 529 during the Period of FY84-FY88. A Five Year Study.
Scattergood-Fisher, Beverly J.
A 5-year study of the Illinois Eastern Community College District 529 Information Referral and Retention (IR&R) Project was conducted. Its purpose was to evaluate demographic and educational information regarding 888 students enrolled in the IR&R Public Assistance Program from November 1983 through June 1988. As part of the study, an overview was written of the historical development of the Illinois IR&R program and how it became an important component of the adult and continuing education services provided by Frontier Community College. The historical method of research was used to evaluate data from student educational files. Data analysis yielded a student profile. The average IR&R student was a female single parent who was unemployed. She was a 34-year-old Caucasian living in Wayne County. Her Slosson Oral Reading Test score was 162, giving her an eighth-grade reading level. Her community college grade point average was 2.28 for a "C" average. She was an adult basic education student. (Appendixes include the following: funding charts; adult education regional and service center maps; a list of area planning councils; a map of Illinois public aid regional offices; community college district maps and listings; a speech and a paper by Noreen Lopez of the Illinois State Board of Education; a copy of the public assistance projects rationale for activity; and a 35-item bibliography.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Community Colleges, Data Analysis, Database Design, Databases, Demography, Employment Potential, Females, Job Skills, Job Training, Postsecondary Education, Profiles, Student Characteristics, Two Year Colleges, Welfare Recipients, Womens Education
Frontier Community College, Lot 2, Frontier Drive, Fairfield, IL 62837 ($17.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Frontier Community Coll., Fairfield, IL.; Illinois Eastern Community Coll. District 529, Olney.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois