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ERIC Number: ED017859
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 22
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METHOD ORIENTATION OF ADULTS FOR PARTICIPATION IN EDUCATIVE ACTIVITIES. PAPER PRESENTED AT THE NATIONAL SEMINAR ON ADULT EDUCATION RESEARCH (CHICAGO, FEBRUARY 11-13, 1968).
BLACKBURN, DONALD J.; DOUGLAH, MOHAMMAD A.
THIS STUDY WAS UNDERTAKEN TO DETERMINE THE METHOD ORIENTATION OF ADULTS (SPECIFICALLY, 611 RESIDENTS OF PREDOMINANTLY RURAL COLUMBIA COUNTY, WISCONSIN) FOR PARTICIPATION IN EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES IN VOCATIONAL EDUCATION, HOBBIES AND RECREATION, ACADEMIC OR GENERAL EDUCATION, RELIGION, MORALS AND ETHICS, HOME AND FAMILY LIFE, PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT, CURRENT EVENTS, PUBLIC AFFAIRS, AND CITIZENSHIP. GROUP ORIENTED METHODS INCLUDED CLASSES, DISCUSSION GROUPS, SHORT COURSE OR LECTURE SERIES, AND WORKSHOPS OR INSTITUTES. INDIVIDUAL METHODS INCLUDED TAKING CORRESPONDENCE COURSES, STUDYING BOOKS OR OTHER PRINTED MATTER, CONSULTING EXPERTS OR SPECIALISTS, READING NEWSPAPERS AND MAGAZINES, AND WATCHING TELEVISION AT HOME. CERTAIN SOCIOECONOMIC AND PSYCHOLOGICAL BACKGROUND FACTORS WERE ALSO CONSIDERED. FOR THE MAJORITY OF THE SUBJECT AREAS, GROUP METHODS WERE PREFERRED BY THE MAJORITY OF ADULTS. WITHIN SUBJECT AREAS, ADULTS PREFERRING INDIVIDUAL METHODS WERE MORE LIKELY TO BE OLDER, WITH RELATIVELY LOW EDUCATIONAL LEVELS AND FAMILY INCOMES, WITH THE HIGHEST PROPORTION OF INDIVIDUAL ORIENTATION APPEARING AMONG WOMEN WITH EIGHT YEARS OR LESS OF SCHOOLING. (THE DOCUMENT INCLUDES FOOTNOTES AND FIVE TABLES.) THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE NATIONAL SEMINAR ON ADULT EDUCATION RESEARCH, CHICAGO, FEBRUARY 11-13, 1968. (LY)
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