ERIC Number: ED120243
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Colorado Adult Needs Assessment. Final Technical Report.
Barlow, Bruce M.; Timiraos, Carmen R.
Three different surveys were collected to gather data about adult occupational, educational, and related needs; agency services available to adults; and the businessman's requirements and perceptions about adult needs. The thrust was to gather data to help identify educational needs and attitudes of adults, age sixteen and older, not enrolled in a formal educational program. Data collection took place from August to October, 1974, for the Citizen's survey and from October to December, 1974, for the Employer and the Agencies mail-out surveys. Data was gathered across the thirteen Planning and Management District Areas. The Citizen's survey resulted in 5,337 usable personal interviews. Equal number of households were assigned to each Planning and Management district with a balanced representation from both rural and urban areas. The Employer's survey included employers with as few as four employees as well as those employing 500 people or more. The return rate for this survey was 33 percent out of 1,500 employers in the agencies that provide all types of services to adults, i.e., health, legal, and employment services; two and four year colleges; etc, with a response rate of 39.6 percent out of 978 agencies identified. This full technical report describes the surveys in detail as well as methodology and results. (RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Colorado State Dept. of Education, Denver. Div. of Adult Education.; Colorado State Board for Community Colleges and Occupational Education, Denver.
Identifiers - Location: Colorado