ERIC Number: ED102414
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
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An Analysis of Selected Demographic Factors of Active Correspondence Study Students Enrolled with the Department of Correspondence Instruction at UNC (University of North Carolina) Chapel Hill as Compared to the Population of North Carolina. Societal Factors.
Deal, Willard M., Jr.
The study was conducted to identify characteristics of students currently pursuing programs of correspondence instruction and to locate populations within North Carolina not presently being served in this way. Data from the application forms of 841 persons currently enrolled in correspondence study instruction at the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill were used to determine: age group, county of residence, occupational group, and educational level. Comparison with data from the 1970 Census figures indicated that the following groups were under-represented in correspondence instruction in North Carolina: (1) those aged 10 to 19, and those aged 40 and over, (2) craftsmen, foremen and kindred workers, and persons employed as operatives, except transport, and (3) persons with only a high school diploma or less education. Recommendations included: (1) better utilization of UNC's member institutions, (2) improved dissemination of information about correspondence instruction, (3) broader investigation of all State correspondence instruction programs, and (4) a needs assessment to determine program needs. (MW)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina