ERIC Number: ED221708
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Identification of Nontraditional Adult Vocational Education Practices and Programs in Oklahoma.
Wadsworth, Samuel G.
A study examined the nontraditional adult vocational education practices and programs in Oklahoma that were designed to overcome one or more of the barriers to adult enrollment and increase the number of adult participants in vocational education. Following a mail survey to all adult vocational education institutions in Oklahoma, researchers identified 47 such practices/programs. Of these, 13 were perceived as promising to increase accessibility for adults in vocational education. The following seven practices/programs were found to be transportable: summer school open-entry/open-exit secretarial training, transporting postsecondary students, the Industry Measurement Program, The Nontraditional Occupational Training Program for Women, child development and day care services for adults enrolled in day programs, the Small Business Management Program, and open-entry/open-exit for adults programs. Recommendations included calls for local research studies to investigate barriers to enrollment in adult programs; to develop a program to collect, evaluate, and disseminate nontraditional adult vocational education practices and purposes in Oklahoma; and to conduct a followup study to validate the accessibility and transportability of selected programs and practices. (Appended to the report are the survey instrument as well as information concerning the transportability of various promising practices and programs.) (MN)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma Vocational Research Coordinating Unit, Stillwater.