ERIC Number: ED031645
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Jun
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A Diploma Program in Liberal Studies; Report on a Preliminary Investigation. Occasional Papers in Continuing Education, 1.
Waterton, Patricia; Blaney, John P.
This study sought to examine the potential role of a liberal studies diploma program at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and to determine the extent and nature of interest in such a program. Data were obtained from 870 completed questionnaires (a 32% response) concerning educational level and degrees, age, sex, income, occupation, marital and family status, enrollment in noncredit and extrasessional credit courses, preferences as to times and days of the week for part-time study, and feelings as to hours a week to be devoted to class attendance and home study. Results suggested that a liberal studies diploma program would attract the types of adults from higher educational and occupational levels who already enroll in UBC extension programs. It was also suggested that such a diploma program should enable adults to study, systematically and part time, the humanities and social sciences over a two or three year period, with a flexible and individualized curriculum and a seminar approach involving residential workshops, field trips, and other relatively unconventional teaching techniques. (Included are a program description, questionnaire, footnotes, and 23 tables.) (ly)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Age Differences, Analysis of Variance, Attitudes, Degrees (Academic), Educational Background, Females, Higher Education, Liberal Arts, Males, Marital Status, Occupations, Program Proposals, Questionnaires, Scheduling, Student Educational Objectives, Surveys
Department of University Extension, University of British Columbia, Vancouver 8, B.C., Canada ($1.00).
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Authoring Institution: British Columbia Univ., Vancouver. Dept. of Univ. Extension.