ERIC Number: ED024003
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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The Relationship of Adult Education Program Development in Michigan to State Fiscal Policy.
Anttonen, Elmer Soini
This study dealt with the participation of the public school districts of Michigan in the conduct of adult education programs, and with changes since the discontinuation of state financial aid to these programs in 1959. Data were drawn from the records of operation of participating school districts and from questionnaire responses by superintendents of both participating and nonparticipating school districts relative to their concerns for adult education within their districts. Public school adult education enrollments increased sharply during the period of state financial aid. Since the discontinuation of this aid, enrollments have fluctuated and decreased, with a sharp decline in 1964. Program supervision was being done by personnel devoting less than 1/4 of their time to it. Programs were financed mainly by student fees; local public school districts furnished 30% of total program funds. Adult education programs in Michigan have never served over 5.2% of the adult population. Over 72% of all courses and 70% of all enrollments were in urban districts with populations of 25,000 or more. Sixty percent of the cities under 25,000 offered no adult education programs; 11% of rural fourth class districts conducted such programs. (author/ly)
Descriptors: Counseling, Curriculum, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Finance, Enrollment, Program Administration, Program Development, Public School Adult Education, Rural Areas, State Aid, Surveys, Teacher Salaries, Urban Areas
University Microfilms, 300 Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Order No. 67-1, 595, MF $3.00, Xerography $8.60).
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing.
Note: Ed. D. Thesis.