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ERIC Number: ED037630
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 35
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A Study of the Change in Attitude (toward) Adult Education.
Jansen, Udo H.
This 1969 study in Lincoln, Nebraska, assessed participants' attitudes toward adult education before and after enrollment in public school adult education classes of their own choice. Major characteristics included sex (484 males, 1,014 females) and sources of tuition (self and family 1,362, sponsoring agency 63, employer 72). Courses were divided among adult basic, secondary, business, distributive, general, home and family life, and industrial education. Enrollees were pretested and posttested for attitude changes. The 24 item Adolph and Whaley attitude questionnaire was used, with one statement added: "Lincoln public schools should budget more tax money for adult education than they do at present." These were among the conclusions reached: (1) participants were uncertain of their ability to learn; (2) they felt that adult education was worth the money spent, but they were undecided on tax funding; (3) they felt that the program should continue, that it used time wisely, but it had relevant material and subject matter, and that time and effort requirements were reasonable; (4) special participant needs were being met. Many especially liked the program because they felt it increased self-confidence and broadened the mind. (LY)
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