ERIC Number: ED236414
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Field Problem: Planning and Designing a Learning Exchange Network for the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Perkins, Allan Thomas
A study was undertaken to gather data for use in planning a regional learning exchange network that would meet the learning needs of adults in three counties in the gulf coastal region of Mississippi. During the study, project-developed questionnaires were administered to representatives of agencies that would either host or sponsor the learning exchange network. A third survey was administered to representatives of the mass media in the region in order to determine the amount of cooperation and support that could be expected from them. The majority of those responding to the surveys were strongly in favor of the idea of a learning exchange network. After making an extensive review of the literature pertaining to learning exchanges, learning brokerages, and free universities, the researcher formulated a detailed plan for implementing a learning exchange network that would serve Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson counties in Mississippi. (The implementation plan, consisting of recommendations concerning the organization of the learning exchange network, personnel requirements, and program planning and implementation, concludes this report. Appended to the report are the three survey questionnaires, detailed summaries of the responses to the questionnaires, a list of network center locations, an implementation timetable, a proposed budget, and sample client and learning plan worksheets.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Cooperative Programs, Educational Cooperation, Educational Needs, Educational Planning, Exchange Programs, Experimental Colleges, Financial Support, Information Networks, Institutional Cooperation, Needs Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Program Design, Program Development, Questionnaires, Regional Planning, Regional Programs, Shared Services, Staff Utilization, Surveys
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Educational Brokerage; Learning Exchange Networks; Mississippi; Mississippi (Hancock County); Mississippi (Harrison County); Mississippi (Jackson County)
Note: A Field Problem submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Specialist in Education, University of Southern Mississippi.