ERIC Number: ED054371
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Jun
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Status of Non-Credit Adult Education in the Community Colleges of the North Central Accrediting Region.
Douglass, Stephen A.
Administrators who initiate adult programs need information regarding the practices and procedures currently being followed in community colleges. The purpose of this study was to ascertain the prevailing conditions, procedures, and practices of adult education in public community colleges and to determine the conditions, procedures, and practices considered to be important by Directors of Adult Education in the community colleges of the North Central Accrediting Region. Analysis of questionnaire data revealed that: (1) A large percent of the non-metropolitan community colleges did not use the "advisory committee," (2) A "certificate of attendance" was the primary form of recognition for adult non-credit courses, (3) Course offerings were determined by demand through use of surveys and requests, (4) Participant fees were used for more than one-half of the sources of financial support for all adult education programs except adult basic courses, which were mostly covered by Federal and state funds, and (5) Metropolitan and non-metropolitan community colleges offered adult non-credit education programs in avocational, cultural, vocational, public affairs, and adult basic courses. Additional findings are discussed. (Author/JS)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Community Colleges, Doctoral Dissertations, Noncredit Courses, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Program Development, School Surveys, Vocational Education
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Missouri University