ERIC Number: ED110620
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec-31
Reference Count: N/A
A Profile of Need: A Study of Post-Secondary Education Needs in Northeastern New York State.
Nurnberger, Robert G.
The report describes a survey of postsecondary continuing education needs in the 16 county Northeastern region of New York State. The survey gathered information from a random sample of the general population, a representative sample of continuing education students, and 200 major employers in the region. Comparing leisure time activities and demographic data between users and non-users, the study found some characteristics comparable and others contrasting. Occupationally there were more white collar workers among the users than among the non-users, and the percentage of homemakers was nearly equal to both groups. Regarding class time and format, both users and non-users preferred evening hours and the college campus setting. Regarding financing of postsecondary continuing education, both users and non-users favor public support for continuing education to supplement current subsidy plans. The report recommends that off-campus learning centers be established in localities more than 20 miles from an existing institution, and that financial support be offered to non-users. The report reproduces the current student survey with percentage responses, and presents the results of the employer survey in tabular form. Appendixes providing the three survey questionnaires, survey background data, and regional characteristics cover 77 pages. (JR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Coll. of General Studies.
Identifiers - Location: New York