ERIC Number: ED099513
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
A Study of Opinions and Preferences Regarding the Adult Education Program of the Brandywine (Michigan) School District.
Bitsko, Suzanne; And Others
A compilation and categorization of adult and child interests in the various educational activities and programs of the Brandywine School District (Michigan), the study has implications for improvement of the Brandywine adult education program. A lack of participation in the adult education program has created a need for revision. A questionnaire surveyed personal information, past adult education participation, respondent awareness of the program, and most suitable days for participation. Of 2,116 questionnaires mailed to heads of households, 381 were returned. Of the 590 questionnaires contracted to be delivered by the fifth grade class, 31 percent were returned by the children, while only 13 percent of the mailed questionnaires were returned. Data indicated that 27 percent of the respondents had attended adult classes; 63 percent of the respondents had not. Monday and Tuesday appeared to be the most favorable evenings for program planning. Home improvement (gardening, home repair, landscaping, interior decorating, furniture upholstering, and furniture refinishing) was rated highest by adults. Children's interests were swimming and roller skating. Limitations of the study were the high percentage of nonrespondents, the lack of a followup to the initial request for data, and some difficulties encountered by respondents in using the questionnaire. (EA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Brandywine Public School District, Niles, MI.; Indiana Univ., South Bend. School of Education.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan