ERIC Number: ED037546
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
Survey of Adult Education Participants; Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education Students.
Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison.
Survey questionnaires were administered to 1,500 persons in 70 part-time adult education classes to secure information about the reasons for their participation and to gain insight into the relationships of demographic and socioeconomic data with these reasons. It was intended that the findings would assist in future program planning. Some findings were: (1) Adult students have a tendency to enroll in a continual fashion, (2) Approximately two-thirds participate for the primary reason of fulfilling a desire for general information and knowledge and to satisfy curiosity, (3) Important secondary reasons were to improve ability on the job, prepare for leisure activity, and spend time more enjoyably, (4) Enrollees in part-time industrial and general education courses had a lower level of educational attainment than the overall educational pattern, while those in business and graphic and applied arts had the highest levels, (5) Classes in business and graphic and applied arts had the lowest holding strength, and (6) Holding strength was greater for courses of less than 20 sessions and for those offered in general education and home economics. The questionnaire and 75 statistical tables are included. A related study is available as VT 010 184 (JK)
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Board of Vocational, Technical, and Adult Education, Madison.