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ERIC Number: ED031640
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 23
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Resume of Two Adult Education Surveys, Spring 1967 and School Year 1967-68, by Research Coordinating Unit.
Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Univ. Extension.
Two studies were made of part time adult education enrollees in Wisconsin: (1) a Spring 1967 study of relationships between demographic or socioeconomic data and information on reasons for course participation in the vocational system; (2) a study during the 1967-68 school year in which questionnaires were given, to vocational system course enrollees, course dropouts and completers, and enrollees in five University of Wisconsin extension centers. These were among the findings: (1) participation in the extension and vocational systems differed significantly on sex, educational background (both higher for the extension group), and occupation and income; (2) vocational students were generally motivated by occupational and home tasks, while extension students stressed becoming better informed citizens and escaping daily routines; (3) newspapers (for the vocational students) and catalogs (for the extension group) were the leading sources of course information; (4) instructors in the vocational system appeared more empathetic toward their students than extension instructors. (The document includes questionnaires and nine tables.) (ly)
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Univ. Extension.
Identifiers: Wisconsin