ERIC Number: ED206930
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Research Study to Assess Individual and Vocational Program Needs for Adult Education. Final Report.
Newbold, Patricia L.
This report provides detailed information of a year-long study of programmatic and individual needs for adult vocational education in Connecticut. Chapter 1 outlines study objectives. Chapter 2 summarizes principal findings and conclusions and recommendations. Findings are categorized by seven factors studied: population, labor force participation, state economy, employment openings, availability of vocational programs, ancillary services, and barriers to adult participation. The detailed findings and statistical information are continued in chapter 3, the major chapter with 120 pages, 29 tables, 19 figures. Chapter 4 synthesizes findings into 14 recommendations for action, including (1) provision of additional training, mostly short-term, part-time, and responsive to specific hiring plans of employers; (2) provision of basic skills training; (3) planning to ensure adequately trained office workers, skilled industrial workers, and high-technology technicians; (4) additional vocational preparation of child care workers; (5) making minority groups, economically disadvantaged, women, and handicapped aware of educational and employment opportunities; and (6) provision of English as a second language courses and bilingual vocational programs. Chapter 5 describes the project design that concentrated on synthesis of data from many sources, including the 1980 census, a survey on barriers to participation, and six regional focus groups. Project materials and survey instrument are appended. (YLB)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Basic Education, Adult Programs, Adult Vocational Education, Ancillary School Services, Basic Skills, Day Care, Disabilities, Disadvantaged, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Educational Research, Employment Opportunities, Employment Potential, Females, Individual Needs, Job Skills, Minority Groups, Needs Assessment, Surveys
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Connecticut State Dept. of Education, Hartford. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Associated Educational Consultants, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA.
Note: For a related document see CE 030 126.