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ERIC Number: ED011999
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-May
Pages: 95
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
ADULT EDUCATION IN METROPOLITAN TORONTO, A SITUATION REPORT.
COHEN, A.; AND OTHERS
A METROPOLITAN TORONTO SURVEY SOUGHT TO DETERMINE THE NUMBER OF PERSONS CURRENTLY PURSUING ADULT EDUCATION, OR NOT PARTICIPATING BUT WILLING TO ATTEND A PROPOSED 24-HOUR CENTER. INFORMATION WAS GATHERED, BY TELEPHONE QUESTIONNAIRE, AS TO ORGANIZATIONS SPONSORING COURSES, TYPE, LOCATION, AND SCHEDULING OF COURSES, TIME AND MONEY INVESTED BY PARTICIPANTS, AND BACKGROUND (AGE, INCOME, AND EDUCATION). THE RATIO OF WOMEN TO MEN EXCEEDED 2 TO 1. ALSO, RESPONDENTS TENDED TO BE YOUNGER AND MORE EDUCATED THAN THE OVERALL TORONTO POPULATION. EVENINGS MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY WERE THE PREFERRED ATTENDANCE TIMES, ALTHOUGH ALL TIMES OF THE DAY OR WEEK WOULD DRAW SOME ATTENDEES. UNSKILLED, UNEMPLOYED, AND RETIRED PEOPLE, MEN WITH LOWER INCOMES AND EDUCATION, AND LESS EDUCATED HOUSEWIVES, AND PERSONS OVER 45 WOULD CLEARLY FAVOR THE CENTER OVER EXISTING PROVISIONS. CURRENT NONPARTICIPANTS WOULD GENERALLY PREFER COMMERCIAL AND TECHNICAL COURSES TO ACADEMIC COURSES. FINALLY, PROSPECTIVE ATTENDEES, ESPECIALLY MEN, WOULD DEVOTE MORE TIME AND MONEY TO CENTER PROGRAMS THAN TO EXISTING PROGRAMS. FINDINGS CALL FOR SCRUTINY OF DROPOUT CAUSES, PROMPT SETTING UP OF THE CENTER, AND MORE WIDESPREAD AND EFFECTIVE PUBLICITY AIMED AT EDUCATIONALLY NEEDY ADULTS. DOCUMENT INCLUDES TWO FIGURES, 57 TABLES, AND THE QUESTIONNAIRE. (LY)
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Education Level: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Toronto Board of Education (Ontario).
Identifiers: CANADA; Ontario (Toronto)