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ERIC Number: ED092750
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr-17
Pages: 28
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The Certainty Method: Its Application to the Iowa State University Alumni Continuing Education Seminars.
Ebert, George H.
A study of participants over a 5-year period in the alumni seminar series (public and contemporary affairs education) at Iowa State University focused on identifying relevant factors that influenced alumni and spouses to participate, the degree of satisfaction experienced by participants, and how they made use of the information or knowledge gained. Questionnaires sent to 287 participants provided general background information, responses to a seminar participation scale (reasons influencing participation, responses to a list of possible actions resulting from participation, and an identification of educational experiences needed by alumni participants. Results of data from the seminar participation scale produced six distinct factors associated with seminar participation: (1) desire to be intellectually curious, (2) desire to escape from boredom through intellectual pursuits, (3) desire to serve others through intellectual pursuits, (4) desire to enjoy congenial people and the university, (5) desire to broaden a narrow education, and (6) desire to share intellectually with programs might be the area of spouse or couple involvement. The study also revealed strong programs might be the area of spouse or couple involvement. The study also revelaed strong attitudes of women participants concerning their desire for intellectual enrichment and involvement. A copy of the 8-page questionnaire is included in the study. (EA)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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