ERIC Number: ED030065
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Educational Goals and Motivational Determinants Inherent in Participants in Volunteer Literacy Education.
Buttz, John Raymond
This investigation sought to determine and assess educational goals and motives of adults enrolled in Indiana adult literacy programs, analyze implications for increasing the effectiveness of such programs, and explore procedures for improving program design and operation. Participants were interviewed concerning their personal characteristics, expressed educational and economic goals, reasons given for inability to read, and the length of time already spent in a given program. These were some of the conclusions: (1) respondents varied widely in age, sex, educational achievement, annual income, and marital status, indicating that participants are not necessarily homogeneous in any of these respects; (2) economic and educational goals may be more important to married than to single persons; (3) respondents may not necessarily be receiving incomes commensurate with their educational backgrounds; (4) achievement of a high school diploma is only one of the motivational factors in volunteer literacy education; (5) those who have completed the sixth grade or above may have different motives for learning to read than those with less schooling. (author/ly)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Age Differences, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Background, Illiteracy, Income, Investigations, Literacy Education, Marital Status, Motivation, Objectives, Participant Characteristics, Participation, Race, Sex Differences
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Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington.