ERIC Number: ED049414
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Professionalization of Adult Educators in New York State.
Wright, Joan W.
Two hundred New York State adult educators drawn from 1) directors of continuing education in the units of the State University of New York, 2) directors of continuing education in the public schools, and 3) Cooperative Extension agents responded to a mail questionnaire that sought to ascertain the extent to which they had been exposed to the socializing influences of the structural attributes of professionalization and their attitudinal scores as measured by Hall's Professionalization Scales. The data revealed that the three groups were dissimilar in their exposure to the socializing influences of professionalization. Although analysis of variance revealed no significant differences between groups on any of the attitudinal attributes, multiple regression analysis found few significant predictors of any of the attitudinal attributes, and none that had impact across organizations. The study concluded that adult educators are not a population, and that professionalization does not necessarily proceed on a uni-dimensional continuum. (Author/PT)
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Identifiers: Hall Professionalization Scales; New York
Note: Paper presented at the Adult Education Research Conference, New York City, February 2-5, 1971