ERIC Number: ED248322
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Participation in Kansas Noncredit Adult Education. A Survey of Seven Participant Groups. Final Report.
Oaklief, Charles R.; Oaklief, Margery M.
This project studied participation and benefits of noncredit adult education in Kansas. It was geared to determine appropriate roles for the state of Kansas in delivering educational services for adults through lifelong learning and noncredit educational programs. The population included 1,334 participants in noncredit adult learning experiences from these seven provider groups: adult basic education, business managers, vocational-technical schools, community colleges, nurses, and Cooperative Extension Pride and Non-Pride. A random sample of participants was selected from each of the seven groups and a survey was administered. The instrument was designed to determine demographic data and characteristics of the adult learning experience, along with the benefits derived from participation in noncredit adult education. Respondents replied to a 19-item benefit scale. This project report analyzes the responses by group and the following variables: sex/marital status, age, employment, education, number of learning experiences, enrollment reason, cost and length of learning experience, recognition received for completion, perceived satisfaction and strength of learning experience, opportunity to participate, relevance of benefits, and degree of personal benefit. Recommendations for program improvement, data tables, and the survey instrument are provided. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Students, Community Colleges, Continuing Education, Educational Benefits, Educational Needs, Extension Education, Nurses, Outcomes of Education, Participant Characteristics, Participant Satisfaction, Postsecondary Education, Professional Continuing Education, Program Improvement, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Student Attitudes, Student Educational Objectives, Student Needs, Vocational Education, Vocational Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.; Kansas State Board of Regents, Topeka.
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Univ., Manhattan. Dept. of Adult and Occupational Education.
Note: For a related document, see ED 246 191.