ERIC Number: ED052467
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
Educational and Experimental Backgrounds of Adult Educators in Franklin County, Ohio and Their Training Needs.
Bruny, Seifrid P.
This study was designed to be exploratory and descriptive in nature. Its purpose was to identify characteristics of adult educators in one Ohio county (Franklin) and to determine their specific training needs. Data were collected by use of mailed questionnaires, which were sent to a sample of 195 teachers and 27 administrators. The following conclusions were reached: (1) Adult educators in the county considered themselves well prepared in the field of adult education; (2) Factors that were related in a statistically significant manner to a higher professional preparation level score were longer tenure in adult education, completion of college courses in adult education, participation in initial orientation programs, attendance at adult education conferences, and reading of adult education journals. Factors that were not related in a statistically significant manner to a higher professional level score were age, graduation from college, per cent of total working time devoted to adult education, participation in in-service training programs, time spent with supervisors, and membership in professional adult education associations. (CK)
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Dept. of Agricultural Education.
Note: Abstract of Ph.D. dissertation