ERIC Number: ED060428
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Characteristics of Students at the Continuing Education Center.
Edmonton Public Schools (Alberta).
A survey study was conducted to investigate the characteristics of the students at the Continuing Education Center ("Old Scona"). Students at the Center, at three public high schools, and Center teachers participated in the survey. Comparisons of Center students under 21 years of age with grade 12 high school students showed that the Center students were a year and a half older, had more gaps in high school enrollments; had different emphases as to further education goals; were more independent; received more government assistance; were more widely traveled; and showed more dislike of existing educational and social conventions. Two-thirds of the Center's adult students were included in the survey. Most were in their early twenties, and had gaps in their high school enrollments of under six years. The teachers had reservations about their non-adult students, but judged the adult students to be serious and responsible. Three appendixes provide The Paper Survey Form, The Person-to-Person Student Survey, and The Person-to-Person Teacher Survey Form. (DB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Edmonton Public Schools (Alberta).
Note: A Survey study conducted in January-February, 1971