ERIC Number: ED404464
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Increases in Knowledge: Equity Standards.
New Jersey Research Bulletin, n19 Spr 1996
In 1996, the effectiveness of New Jersey's Perkins Act-funded single parent/displaced homemaker and gender equity programs were evaluated through a 20-question equity standards survey. The survey was administered to all clients before each program began and 6 weeks after completion of those portions of the programs pertaining to equity standards. Matched pretest and posttest scores were obtained from 261 program participants. Of those participants, 77% were female, 38% were Caucasian, 37% were Black, and 21% were Hispanic. The participants ranged in age from 14 to over 46 years old. A sizable percentage (15.7%) were 16 and 17 years old. For the second consecutive year, all racial, gender, and age groups of participants studied scored significantly higher on the posttest than on the pretest. As a group, the participants answered 77% of the posttest questions correctly. Caucasians achieved the highest mean pretest and posttest scores. Although Hispanics had the lowest mean pretest score, they had the second highest mean posttest score. Participants in the 18-19 age group achieved the highest mean posttest score. Single participants had the lowest mean pretest score but demonstrated significant improvement on the posttest. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Comparative Analysis, Displaced Homemakers, Educational Equity (Finance), Improvement, Knowledge Level, One Parent Family, Outcomes of Education, Pretests Posttests, Program Effectiveness, State Standards, State Surveys, Statewide Planning, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Education, Trenton. Office of Bilingual Education and Equity Issues.
Authoring Institution: Montclair State Univ., Upper Montclair, NJ. Career Equity Assistance Center for Research and Evaluation.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Carl D Perkins Vocational and Applied Technology Education Act 1990