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ERIC Number: ED039488
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 279
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Processes for Identifying Educational Needs of Adults.
Saraswathi, L. S.
This study focused on the relative effectiveness of three processes for identifying educational needs in adult program planning in home economics education. It also described characteristics of 40 Extension home economists and 37 vocational home economics teachers who taught both secondary school and adult classes; and sought relationships between these characteristics and measures (based on adult needs identified by the respondents) of the effectiveness of the processes. All three pertained to nutritional educational needs of a group of families of industrial workers. The processes did not differ significantly on five criteria of usefulness of program planning needs, but did differ significantly for the total number of needs and for needs in four behavioral and three subject matter categories. Process 2 (background data plus current food practices) and Process 3 (background data plus current plus desired food practices) were more productive than Process 1, but did not vary much between themselves. Need priorities did not vary significantly by process except in two categories. Differences among the economists and among teachers were insignificant, but there were variations between groups. Individual characteristics had little bearing on measures of effectiveness. (Author/LY)
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Note: Ph. D. Thesis