ERIC Number: ED198356
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Continuing Education: Needs and Interests of New York State Adults.
Veres, Helen C.; And Others
This report provides a synthesis of the major findings and implications from the full two-phase statewide study to determine the perceived needs of present and potential adult learners in New York State. Chapter 1 briefly overviews the study. Chapter 2 presents survey information about adult learning interests and discusses it in relation to its implication for planning the delivery of continuing education services. Learning interests are grouped in five major categories: Basic Education and Skills, Personal Interest and Self-Development, Liberal Arts and Humanities, Vocational Development and Job Skills, and Home-Related Interests. Chapter 3 focuses on why adults participate in learning activities, where and how they want to learn, and what prevents their participation (cost, time, institutional, personal, and informational barriers). The emphasis of chapter 4 is on providing counseling, information, and other services for adults. Chapter 5 reviews findings from the two survey reports which are presented in the report and provides information helpful in translating results into practice (developing services for adults). Additional tables are appended. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany. Div. of Continuing Education.
Authoring Institution: Cornell Univ., Ithaca, NY. Inst. for Research and Development in Occupational Education.
Identifiers: New York
Note: Appendix A will not reproduce well due to small print. For a related document see ED 146 416.