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ERIC Number: ED018721
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966-Aug
Pages: 122
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Reference Count: 0
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PATTERNS OF PARTICIPATION IN A PUBLIC ADULT NIGHT SCHOOL PROGRAM. PAPER PRESENTED AT THE NATIONAL SEMINAR ON ADULT EDUCATION RESEARCH (CHICAGO, FEBRUARY 11-13, 1968).
DICKINSON, JAMES GARY
TO DETERMINE WHETHER RETENTION IN PUBLIC ADULT NIGHT SCHOOL PROGRAMS IS RELATED TO SOCIO-ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS OF PARTICIPANTS OR TO THE LENGTH AND NATURE OF COURSES, THIS STUDY WAS MADE OF PATTERNS OF PARTICIPATION IN SUCH PROGRAMS IN WHITE ROCK, BRITISH COLUMBIA. DATA WERE DERIVED FROM 2075 REGISTRATION CARDS AND 98 COMPLETED ATTENDANCE REGISTERS. DISTRIBUTION OF NINE SOCIO-ECONOMIC CHARACTERISTICS, TESTED BY CHI SQUARE, SHOWED STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICENT DIFFERENCES IN AGE, SEX, MARITAL STATUS AND OCCUPATION BY COURSE TYPE. DIFFERENT CLIENTELE WERE ENROLLED FOR ACADEMIC, GENERAL, AND VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS. DISTRIBUTION OF PERSISTENT ATTENDERS AND DROPOUTS, TESTED BY CHI SQUARE, SHOWED DIFFERENCES IN AGE, MARITAL STATUS, AND OCCUPATION--BY COURSE TYPE, BUT NOT BY COURSE LENGTH. AN INCONSISTENT DOWNWARD TREND FROM 87 TO 38 PERCENT WAS NOTED IN AVERAGE DAILY ATTENDANCE FOR ALL COURSES. SHORT PROGRAMS IN THE GENERAL INTEREST CATEGORY TENDED TO MAINTAIN ATTENDANCE AT A HIGHER LEVEL THAN DID LONG COURSES IN ACADEMIC AND VOCATIONAL CATEGORIES. (CHARTS AND A BIBLIOGRAPHY ARE INCLUDED.) THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE NATIONAL SEMINAR ON ADULT EDUCATION RESEARCH, CHICAGO, FEBRUARY 11-13, 1968. (RT)
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Authoring Institution: British Columbia Univ., Vancouver.
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