ERIC Number: ED024866
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Adult Education Activities of Florida's Businesses and Industries, Present Scope and Anticipated Change.
Schroeder, Wayne L.; Sapienza, Dunnovan L.
A questionnaire to study company education programs was devised and sent to Florida companies employing at least 200 people. Training programs were conducted in 55% of the firms, with an additional 12% expecting to develop such programs within three years. Training directors were employed in more than half of the firms but they were more often prepared in subject matter than in teaching adults. All employee levels were included in 71% of the firms having programs. Attendance was compulsory for 11% and voluntary in 34%, while 45% had a mixture of voluntary and compulsory attendance. Promotional opportunity and tuition refunds were used to encourage education outside the company, but company programs were free to employees in 79% of the firms. Chief purposes of programs were to orient new employees, and to upgrade or retrain old employees, although content of courses was managerial and supervisory oriented in 77% of the firms. On the job training, classes, and conferences were the favorite methods of instruction. In general, business seemed more active than industry. Appendixes include tables of response data, the questionnaire, and a bibliography. (jf)
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Univ., Tallahassee. School of Education.