ERIC Number: ED200710
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The Demand for Adult Education in Maine. A Report.
A study examined the current actual demand and potential future demand for continuing educational programs in Maine. A 143-question survey instrument (containing questions on respondent social and economic characteristics and the demand for continuing education) was administered to 1,715 adult residents of five Maine regions. Survey responses from the five regions were weighted to obtain a representative sample of adult residents of the entire state. The survey dealt with the following eight aspects of the demand for adult education in Maine: (1) the extent of the demand for participation in continuing education; (2) who wants and who gets continuing education; (3) age, education, and the changing demand for continuing education; (4) subjects, credentials, and ancillary services in demand; (5) preferences for scheduling of continuing education; (6) preferences for types of locations and media of presentation; (7) the intensity of demand measured in terms of what people will "pay" for continuing education; and (8) reasons for the demand for continuing education. (The survey instrument and frequency distributions of responses are appended.) (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Education, Adults, Age, Continuing Education, Educational Demand, Educational Media, Educational Needs, Educational Research, Educational Trends, Enrollment, Futures (of Society), Individual Characteristics, Intellectual Disciplines, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Questionnaires, School Location, Socioeconomic Status, State Surveys, Student Educational Objectives, Student Motivation
Social Science Research Institute, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469 ($7.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Maine Univ., Orono. Social Science Research Inst.