ERIC Number: ED026599
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
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Training Interests, Importance Given to Training, and Other Related Factors in Adult Education in Public Agencies of Puerto Rico.
The main purposes of this study were to identify a common core of training interests in professional adult education among practitioners in public agencies of Puerto Rico, and to determine how important certain professional areas were for the training of practitioners. Random samples consisting of 480 practitioners (change agents), and 54 supervisors, were taken from 24 selected agencies. Data were obtained from these, 28 official leaders from the central offices of the agencies, and government documents. Change agents and supervisors had similar high training interest in all the topics under ten professional adult education areas. Two of the factors related to the high interest revealed in professional adult education areas were the high expectations placed on education by the Puerto Rican society, and the wide scope of the agencies' work with adults. Among the change agents and supervisors, 8.2% and 22% respectively reported participation in credit university courses in adult education, and among both groups 23% reported participation in non-credit adult education training. (author/nl)
Descriptors: Administrators, Adult Education, Change Agents, Community Organizations, Credit Courses, Doctoral Dissertations, Extension Education, Noncredit Courses, Participation, Professional Continuing Education, Public Agencies, Social Workers, Student Educational Objectives, Supervisors, Training Objectives
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Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington.
Identifiers: Puerto Rico
Note: Ed. D. Thesis.