ERIC Number: ED100850
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Adult Education: A Study of Needs and Obstacles (SOS-VUX).
Bromsjo, Birger; And Others
School Research Newsletter, v21 Nov 1974
This study encompassed the following areas: (a) need for adult education, (b) knowledge concerning adult education, (c) motives for wishing to participate in adult education, (d) obstacles to participating in adult education, (e) plans for participation in adult education, and (f) experience of adult education. The pilot survey, carried out in 1972, consisted of interviews conducted by 22 interviewers from the Interview Unit of the Central Bureau of Statistics. Parallel to the pilot survey, alternative data were collected through a combined questionnaire and interview survey. The main survey, carried out in late 1973 and early 1974, consisted of interviews performed in six Swedish cities. Many of the specifics of the above surveys are included in Bergsten, Bromsjo, and Rubenson (1974). Some of the results were as follows: (a) half of the persons interviewed had some previous adult education within the past 5 years; (b) educational interests were closely bound up with the vocational role; (c) half the persons related desires to learn more about their hobbies or interests; (d) the younger interviewees were more interested in education connected with the parental role; and (e) many were interested in the rights and obligations of the citizen. Additionally, this study mentions a substudy, dealing with the participation and interest in adult education among undereducated young men, due to be issued early in 1975. (JCW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Swedish Board of Education, Stockholm.
Identifiers - Location: Sweden