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ERIC Number: ED023985
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
Pages: 37
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Guelph Adult Participation Patterns; First Report of the City of Guelph Participation Survey.
Blackburn, Donald J.
In this survey of adults randomly chosen from the October 1967 voters' list for the City of Guelph, Ontario, information was gathered in individual and socioeconomic characteristics (including age, sex, marital and family status, income, education, occupation, and ethnic background); attitudes toward Guelph as a place to live and toward existing University of Guelph extension services; leisure activities (sports, entertainment, organizational membership, church attendance, reading, and others); and educational preferences, attitudes, and participation patterns. Adult education participation was greater in unsponsored than in sponsored activities; 41% had engaged in some form of adult education during the previous year; 33% expressed no particular sponsor or site preferences; 47% favored financial support of programs by participants only; vocational subjects (29%) and academic subjects or general subjects (26%) were favored. Preferred methods (mainly discussion groups, television, and short courses or lectures) varied widely among three hypothetical subject areas--religions of the world, current events, and new information in one's line of work. In regard to university extension, 44% were satisfied with existing service and 39% were uncertain. (The document includes 34 tables.) (ly)
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Authoring Institution: Guelph Univ. (Ontario). Dept. of Extension Education.
Identifiers: Canada