ERIC Number: ED037545
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Survey of Adult Education Participants; Vocational and University of Wisconsin Extension Students.
Wisconsin Departmental Research Center for Vocational Education, Madison.
The primary objectives of this study were to learn why individuals enroll, discontinue attendance, and remain in part-time adult education (PTAE) courses. Populations within the study were 2,429 enrollees, 303 dropouts, and 1,559 persisters in the Vocational, Technical and Adult Education (VTAE) system and 223 enrollees, 5 dropouts, and 149 persisters in the University of Wisconsin (UW) Extension system. Questionnaires were administered in three phases, to enrollees, to dropouts, and persisters. Some conclusions were: (1) The primary reason for vocational participants to enroll in the PTAE program was "to perform better on the job" and the least significant reason was "preparation for a second part-time job," (2) UW Extension enrollees entered primarily "to become better citizens" and, like the vocational participants, their least concern was "preparation for a second part-time job," (3) Almost one-third of the vocational dropouts indicated a "work schedule conflict" as their reason, and (4) Vocational system persisters expressed stronger favorable attitudes toward their courses in the areas studied than did the UW Extension persisters. The questionnaire and 18 tables are included. A related document is available as VT 010 185. (JK)
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Departmental Research Center for Vocational Education, Madison.