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ERIC Number: ED010411
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Aug
Pages: 88
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
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FACTORS WHICH INFLUENCE PARTICIPATION IN ADULT EDUCATION CONFERENCES AND PROGRAMS BY MEMBERS OF PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS.
BOOTH, ALAN
RESEARCH ON PROFESSIONAL EDUCATORS ATTEMPTED TO EXPLORE HOW PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION MEMBERS LEARN ABOUT PROGRAMS DESIGNED TO INCREASE THEIR COMPETENCE AND HOW FACTORS RELATED TO THE WAYS IN WHICH THEY LEARN ABOUT THE PROGRAMS INFLUENCE THEIR DECISIONS TO PARTICIPATE. THE CONCEPT OF "DIFFUSION OF INNOVATIONS" WAS THE FRAMEWORK IN WHICH THE SUBJECTS WERE STUDIED. DATA WERE OBTAINED BY MAILED QUESTIONNAIRES SENT TO THE MEMBERS OF SIX OCCUPATIONALLY RELATED, VOLUNTARY ORGANIZATIONS THAT COSPONSOR EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS. THE RESULTS DEALT WITH THE FOLLOWING COMPONENTS OF THE DIFFUSION PROCESS--TIME OF ADOPTION, THE DIFFUSED ITEM, UNIT OF ADOPTION, CHANNELS OF COMMUNICATION, THE SOCIAL STRUCTURE, AND THE VALUES OF THE SYSTEM. (GD)
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Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln.
Identifiers: NEBRASKA