ERIC Number: ED056309
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Continuing Education and Community Services: A Survey of Oregon Courses and Allied Learning Opportunities.
Etter, David C.
A 20-item questionnaire was mailed to 1,032 prospective Continuing Education and Community Service agencies in Oregon. Two follow-up mailings plus interviews helped to produce a 77.8% return and the identification of 176 public and private and school and nonschool agencies. The purpose of the investigation was to ascertain what course and allied learning opportunity activity was being conducted and by which agencies. In addition, agencies were asked to estimate several things about the makeup of their enrollments, and certain financial questions were asked. Major findings include: Continuing Education and Community Services courses and allied learning opportunities are a 10 million dollar a year activity in Oregon; (2) Agencies are able to recover, on the average, 86% of the cost of their offerings; (3) The average fee charged course enrollees was estimated to be about $15.50; (4) The Division of Continuing Education provides the most clock hours of instruction of all Oregon agencies, and it serves more older adults than any other agency; (5) Less than 10% of the 176 agencies studied concentrate on providing for blue collar workers and the poor; (6) 124 agencies reported that less than 9% of the funds they spent in 1969-70 came from outside funding sources; (7) Outdoor Recreation and Physical Education followed by Agriculture followed by Safety and First Aid were the most frequent offerings during 1969-1970. (Author/CK)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Educational Coordinating Council, Salem, OR.
Authoring Institution: Oregon State System of Higher Education, Corvallis. Div. of Continuing Education.