ERIC Number: ED041235
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
Reference Count: 0
The Development and Testing of a Typology of Adult Education Programs in University Residential Centers.
Buskey, John H.
This study was designed to develop and field test a typology of framework providing for the systematic description, definition, and classification of activities in university continuing education centers. Basic questions pertained to whether such a typology could be developed, and whether other investigators and practitioners could use the typology and its elements with predictable results. In a pilot study, three program elements (objectives, interaction patterns, time) were formulated from an inductive analysis of 16 University of Chicago programs. This three-step process was later used to analyze 425 university continuing education programs and to sort them into 12 hierarchically arranged program types. Using a literature review and statistical procedures, the typology and program elements were then evaluated (and found generally satisfactory) on the criteria of comprehensiveness, usefulness, consistency, and acceptance. Limitations of the study were noted, followed by implications of the typology for further research. (The Ph. D. Thesis is available from the Dept. of Photoduplication, University of Chicago Library, Swift Hall, Chicago, Ill.) (LY)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL.
Identifiers: University of Chicago IL
Note: Abstract of a Ph. D. Thesis