ERIC Number: ED120244
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Colorado Adult Needs Assessment Summary Report.
Barlow, Bruce M.; Timiraos, Carmen R.
In summation of the three surveys which comprised the total Adult Needs Assessment, four basic generalities describe the adult learning situation in Colorado. (1) The people recognize and appreciate adult learning as a necessary and desirable means toward improving their lives. Their view toward education is serious and mature. (2) The public agencies are making an aggressive effort to serve their consituencies but are frustrated by an inability to meet their own existing objectives. There is an urgent need for steady funding to enable the attainment of those objectives and to permit operational efficiencies through reduction of inter-agency referral traffic. (3) The employer community recognized a need for adult programs in their localities and while it is reluctant to provide monetary support to fulfill those needs, it would consider providing ancillary support to the right kind of programs. Employers in general recognize and acknowledge the benefit to themselves accruing from employee participation in adult programs. (4) Opinions of past learning programs are positive both in terms of attitudes toward those experiences and in an expressed desire for future participation. Adult Education Programs have enabled people to achieve diplomas and continue to improve themselves by participating in other more advanced programs. Clearly these activities must be continued. (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