ERIC Number: ED048531
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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Participation in Adult Education Programs and Attitudes toward Public Schools.
Murtaugh, Leonard Paul
Using a population of adults enrolled in 1967 in the 1,123 classes of the Flint, Michigan, adult education program, this study examined the relationship between participation in these programs and the formation or changing of attitudes toward public schools. It sought to determine, among other things, which adult students (if any) actually change their attitudes, the extent to which such changes can be demonstrated to be authentic, specific participant characteristics or other factors which might account for attitude changes, and the implications for future adult education programs. Samples drawn from beginning adult students and from those who had taken at least one previous adult class, were pretested and posttested on the same instrument. Questionnaires were then classified by personal characteristics of respondents. Differences (that is, positive attitude changes) were statistically significant. However, in view of the small number of students who changed their replies, it seems advisable to determine the authenticity of the changes reported. (Author/LY)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Attitude Change, Doctoral Dissertations, Family Status, Females, Males, Marital Status, Occupations, Participant Characteristics, Participation, Pretests Posttests, Public School Adult Education, Public Schools, Research, Residential Patterns, Urban Areas
University Microfilms, 300 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Order No. 68-11,080, MF $3.00, HC $5.80)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing.
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