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ERIC Number: ED010860
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Jul
Pages: 96
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Reference Count: 0
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PUBLIC SCHOOL ADULT EDUCATION IN NORTHERN ILLINOIS, REPORT OF A SURVEY CONDUCTED BY THE NORTHERN ILLINOIS ROUND TABLE OF ADULT EDUCATION.
GRIFFITH, WILLIAM S.; AND OTHERS
A QUESTIONNAIRE SURVEY WAS CONDUCTED BY THE NORTHERN ILLINOIS ADULT EDUCATION DEPARTMENT TO DETERMINE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF, AND PARTICIPATION IN, ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN NORTHERN ILLINOIS IN 1963-64. THE QUESTIONNAIRE WAS DESIGNED TO COLLECT INFORMATION IN SEVERAL AREAS, SUCH AS PROGRAMS -- CREATION, DEVELOPMENT, SCOPE, PURPOSES, CHANGES, PERSONNEL, EVALUATION, AND PERSISTENT PROBLEMS CONFRONTING THE DIRECTOR IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE OVERALL PROGRAM, STUDENT ENROLLMENT, COMMUNITY RELATIONS, FINANCES, PROMOTION AND ADVERTISING, AND PHYSICAL FACILITIES. THE RESULTS OF THE SURVEY SHOWED 48 PUBLIC SCHOOLS SERVING 97,000 ADULT STUDENTS, WITH PROGRAMS STRESSING INSTRUCTION IN VOCATIONAL, HOMEMAKING, AND LEISURE-TIME ACTIVITIES. ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTORS WERE PART-TIME, NOT TRAINED IN ADULT EDUCATION, MADE LITTLE USE OF ADVISORY COMMITTEES, AND HAD FULL CONTROL OF PROGRAMS. CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT AND PROGRAM PLANNING CONSISTED OF COURSE SELECTION AND TEACHER RECRUITMENT. ADULT STUDENTS IN NORTHERN ILLINOIS PAY MORE FOR COURSES THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE. PROMOTION AND ADVERTISING CONSISTED MAINLY OF BROCHURES LISTING COURSES, FEES, TIME, AND LOCATION. LESS THAN HALF OF THE PROGRAMS PROVIDED STUDENT COUNSELING SERVICES. PROGRAM EVALUATION WAS CURSORY, AND MAJOR PROBLEMS WERE TEACHER RECRUITMENT AND PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT ON A BROAD BASIS. (PG)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Springfield.
Identifiers: Illinois (Springfield)