ERIC Number: ED029236
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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The Development of the Adult Education Programs in Three Selected Institutions in St. Louis, Missouri: A Comparison.
Berdrow, John Richard
The growth patterns of adult education programs in three universities were compared with regard to origin, purpose, expansion, support, student and teacher personnel, and determination of programs. Data which came from annual reports, bulletins, promotional materials, and the survey of the other resources were qualitatively expressed, organized, and analyzed to answer the questions set out in the statement of the problem. Conclusions were: (1) programs in all three institutions evolved from community needs; (2) Washington University had a wider range of programs because of its range of disciplines and large teaching staff; (3) the financial deficiencies of each institution influenced, to varying degrees, program development, course offerings, tuition fees, and course enrollment; (4) financial assistance and programing provided by state and federal legislation influenced them periodically; (5) stable class attendance, resulting from a desire on the part of adult students for economic and social betterment, aided in the growth and development of the adult education programs studied; (5) based on past and present trends, adult education in the St. Louis area will eventually surpass the combined enrollments in all other branches of education. (author/nl)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Attendance, Comparative Analysis, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Legislation, Educational Needs, Enrollment Trends, Extension Education, Financial Support, Program Development, Social Mobility, Teachers
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Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington.
Note: Ph. D. Thesis