ERIC Number: ED039569
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-23
Reference Count: 0
Counseling Needs of Adult Students.
Erickson, Mildred B.
This study was undertaken to determine the needs of adults who had decided to return to school for higher education, the basic hypothesis being that their needs (which are different from those of younger students) are not being met. A questionnaire was sent to more than 1,100 men and women over 26 years of age who were attempting to complete an undergraduate degree. Of the 1,100, 494 were studied intensively. A list, including age, race, marital status, satisfaction with life, satisfaction with job, gives the basic information received from the return of the questionnaire. Needs listed include: (1) special academic advisement and counseling; (2) an adult center; (3) scholarships and financial aids; (4) the opportunity for a testing program; (5) special housing provisions; (6) special orientation programs; (7) improved enrollment and registration procedures; (8) more night class offerings; and (9) changes in curriculum, required courses, grading and evaluation. (KJ)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: American Personnel and Guidance Association, Washington, DC.; Michigan State Univ., East Lansing.
Note: Paper presented at American Personnel and Guidance Association Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 23-26, 1970