ERIC Number: ED120414
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Continuing Education: 1974 Clergy Support Study: Data Analysis: Final Report.
Bonn, Robert L.
The report provides a detailed analysis by cross-tabulation of how a series of clergy support variables relate to continuing education program participation and to congressional provision of time/money resources for continuing education. A descriptive overview and an analytical perspective are given; tables are provided which contain the continuing education data collected in a 1974 clergy support study sponsored by a National Council of Churches committee. The study gave a broad, nationwide, interdenominational picture of various types of clergy support and attitudes. The data analysis reveals that the overall rate of participation in continuing education programs in 1972 and 1973 was 67%, or two-thirds of all clergy; the single most important influence on participation was denomination. Large discrepancies were discovered between rate of clergy participation and congregational resource allocation; the national figure is only four percent both for clergy receiving more than $200 and more than two weeks, and the majority of participants in all program types do not receive time/money resources from their congregations. Rates for particular program types were highest for the professional and theological skills institutes or seminars and independent study programs; patterns for various specific program types are considered in great detail. (AJ)
Descriptors: Churches, Clergy, Enrollment Influences, Enrollment Rate, Enrollment Trends, Factor Analysis, Financial Support, National Surveys, Professional Continuing Education, Resource Allocation, Statistical Analysis, Statistical Data, Statistical Studies, Student Costs, Tables (Data)
SACEM, 3401 Brook Road, Richmond, Virginia 23227 ($2.00)
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 006 649