ERIC Number: ED026616
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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A Critical Study of the Continuing Adult Student Body at the Oklahoma Center for Continuing Education in Programs of Liberal Education.
Ford, James Harlan
This study sought to identify the adult student body in liberal education at the Oklahoma Center for Continuing Education, to describe student characteristics and participation, and to learn if there is a participation relationship between liberal education programs and vocationally oriented programs at the Center. As determined from enrollment records, a majority of participants were middle-aged, managerial or professional personnel or housewives, above average in education, and residing in urban communities. When encouraged to do so, husbands and wives participated together. No common point of entry or sequential pattern of participation could be found. Extent of participation appeared related to persistence of programing. There was also some cross-program recruitment between the two types of programs. Moreover, the percentage of participation before and after middle age, and the extent of participation by clerical workers and rural dwellers, seems to warrant further research with these groups as potential audiences. (author/ly)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Continuing Education Centers, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Background, Extension Education, Females, General Education, Investigations, Liberal Arts, Males, Occupations, Participant Characteristics, Participation, Residential Patterns, Vocational Education
University Microfilms, 300 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Order No. 66-10,172, MF $3.00, Xerography $5.20).
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Authoring Institution: Oklahoma Univ., Norman.
Identifiers: Oklahoma Center for Continuing Education
Note: Ph. D. Thesis.