ERIC Number: ED120413
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Continuing Education Participants: Who--How Many--Types of Program--Attitudes.
Bonn, Robert L.
Continuing education for clergy is examined in terms of participation rates and factors, with data based on the 1974 Clergy Support Study. The Study surveyed 19 key American Protestant denominations with results from 4,635 clergy usable for analysis. A systematic examination of the influence on continuing education program participation discusses: (1) time and money provided by congregations; (2) denomination; (3) other clergy support factors; and (4) the attitudinal dimensions. Data indicate that 67% of all United States clergy participated in at least one continuing education program during 1972-73; statistics are further broken down according to types of programs. Broad implications of the findings indicate continuing education programs may have attracted as many clergy as possible. Brief suggestions for future study regarding participant satisfaction and program influence are made. (LH)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Clergy, Participant Characteristics, Participation, Professional Continuing Education, Surveys, Tables (Data)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.
Authoring Institution: Society for the Advancement of Continuing Education for Ministry, Richmond, VA.
Note: For related document, see CE 006 650