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ERIC Number: ED118817
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 61
Abstractor: N/A
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The Adult Learner in the University: Does Anybody Care? A Study of Need Based on an Investigation of the Facilities and Services Provided by the University of Toronto for Mature, Full-Time Undergraduate Women.
Skelhorne, Jean M.
Responding to personal experiences as a full-time mature woman student at the University of Toronto, the author engaged in a preliminary probe to determine the needs and problems of older full-time undergraduates (especially women), to determine the response of university administrators, and to compare the findings with other university campuses. Following an introductory section, Part 2 reflects the author's personal experiences as a full-time undergraduate at the University of Toronto during 1969-72. Part 3 contains data comparisons from a questionnaire sent to the Dean of Women of 25 selected university campuses in Canada and the United States (80% response). The registrars of eight Canadian universities also were sent questionnaires in order to develop a statistical profile of mature full-time university students, undergraduates and graduates. Interviews with mature students and university staff provided additional information. Comments and recommendations in Part 4 pertain to developing a statistical profile of present and projected numbers of mature full-time students on campus, directly involving them in university planning, and taking steps to reduce the dehumanization of a large-scale bureaucratic university. Copies of the questionnaire and a 73-item bibliography are included in the appendixes. (EA)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto. Dept. of Adult Education.