ERIC Number: ED036740
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
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An Investigation Toward the Possible Expansion of the Adult Continuing Education Program in Whitley County, Indiana.
Haworth, Richard Julius
The major objectives of this study were to determine the adult education needs of Whitley County, Indiana; to ascertain how well these needs were being met; and to propose one or more approaches to enhance already existing efforts. Of the 352 randomly selected homes included in the sample, 268 returned completed questionnaires. Of the 268 72% selected one or more of the 41 activities listed. When asked to itemize academic credit courses desired, only 20% expressed an interest. The noncredit classes were identified under the headings of arts and crafts, sports, culture, and skills. The activities mentioned most frequently were bowling and knitting. Three out of every 10 respondents indicated that at least one adult in their family was interested in one or the other, or both activities. Other instructional series desired by at least 20% of the families included Christmas decorations, flower arrangements, refinishing furniture, and upholstering furniture. The favorable response to the noncredit courses listed in the questionnaire served as an indicator of at least possible initial success with a planned on-going adult continuing education program. In addition, there seems to be sufficient enrollment predicted in a wide range of noncredit classes to justify establishing other courses. (author/nl)
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Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana