ERIC Number: ED211695
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
Adult Education Needs Assessment. Missoula County High Schools, Missoula, Montana. September 1980 - August 1981.
Moore, Ed R.
A needs assessment was conducted to identify education needs of the undereducated adult, determine whether the adult education program was meeting needs, identify adult education needs of employers, and increase community awareness and support for adult education. In the first of two surveys 400 adults were interviewed in person and by phone. Half were considered synonymous with the target population. The remaining 200 respondents were selected at random. (Data are presented in 42 tables grouped in these categories: demographic information, delivery system, and curriculum. Brief narratives accompany the tables.) In the second survey personal interviews were conducted with nine major employers in the community. (Survey results are presented in narrative form.) It was recommended that information about adult basic education programs be made more available with special emphasis on reaching unskilled workers. Instruction should be directed toward preparation for the General Educational Development Tests, earning high school diplomas, and increasing job competency. Programs should provide consumer skills courses and a wide variety of courses in the academic, vocational, hobby, and leisure time activities areas. (The 25 community survey and 13 employer survey conclusions that led to these recommendations are listed. Survey instruments and index of tables are appended.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Montana State Dept. of Public Instruction, Helena. Div. of Adult Education.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Missoula Vocational Technical Center, MT.
Identifiers: Montana (Missoula)