ERIC Number: ED037690
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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A Survey of Adult Education Provided by Public Institutions in the City of Calgary.
Shields, Thomas Dionne
The main purpose of this survey was to describe adult education programs offered by public agencies and institutions in the city of Calgary as they existed in 1968. No attempt was made to compare these agencies and institutions, nor was there an attempt to survey private agencies and institutions offering adult education programs. The basis of the study was an interview schedule used as the guideline for each interview with the adult education administrators of the public agencies. All of the administrators were interviewed and of the 13 public agencies originally included in the survey, 10 were actually involved in adult education programing. Thirty-nine facilities were found to be in use for adult programs. They are located in all geographic areas of Calgary, and 640 adult education courses of various types are offered; 907 instructors are employed in the program, and the average class size is 10-23 students. Fees range from $4 to $180 per course, and agencies reported that they met from 50 to 100% of their instructional costs from fees. Informal cooperation among agencies was common, but most administrators were of the opinion that duplication of courses could be eliminated by further cooperation. (MF)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Organizations, Facilities, Masters Theses, Program Costs, Public Agencies, Public School Adult Education, Surveys, Urban Programs
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Authoring Institution: Calgary Univ. (Alberta). Dept. of Educational Administration.
Identifiers - Location: Canada (Calgary)