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ERIC Number: ED019583
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 1
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A STUDY OF WOMEN INFLUENTIALS IN THREE MICHIGAN COMMUNITIES, THEIR ATTITUDES TOWARDS AND PERCEIVED ABILITY TO INFLUENCE ADULT EDUCATION PRACTICES.
BROWN, ANNA CAROLINE BAKER
RELATIVELY STANDARD SOCIOMETRIC PROCEDURES WERE USED IN THREE SMALL MICHIGAN COMMUNITIES TO IDENTIFY WOMEN SAID TO HAVE HIGH INFLUENCE. DATA ON PARTICIPATION, DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS, AND PERCEPTIONS OF ADULT EDUCATION WERE THEN OBTAINED IN PERSONAL INTERVIEWS. SOME MAJOR FINDINGS WERE THAT THE INFLUENTIALS BELONGED TO MORE THAN ONE ASSOCIATION, HAD HELD OFFICES OR SERVED ON COMMITTEES, AND RECOGNIZED THE EDUCATIONAL POTENTIAL IN THEIR ASSOCIATIONS. THE MAJORITY OF TOP WOMEN INFLUENTIALS HAD NOT PURSUED FORMAL ADULT EDUCATION WITHIN THE PAST YEAR AND SEEMED TO FEEL THAT OTHERS NEEDED IT MORE THAN THEY DID. ALTHOUGH KNOWLEDGE OF SELECTED PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES VARIED ACCORDING TO EXPERIENCE AND BACKGROUND, CHURCH EDUCATION, LIBRARY, AND PUBLIC SCHOOL ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAMS WERE BEST KNOWN. THE INFLUENTIALS WERE WELL EDUCATED, SEEMED WILLING TO BECOME INVOLVED IN PLANS TO INCREASE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN, AND ALTHOUGH NOT SO SURE OF THEIR OWN INFLUENCE, BELIEVED THAT OTHER WOMEN LEADERS COULD EXERCISE INFLUENCE IN REGARD TO ADULT EDUCATION. THIS UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN PH.D. THESIS IS AVAILABLE FROM UNIVERSITY MICROFILMS, ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN. ORDER NO. 63-8140. MICROFILM $4.25. XEROX $15.10. 332 PAGES. (AUTHOR/LY)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor.
Identifiers: MICHIGAN