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ERIC Number: ED120414
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Oct
Pages: 96
Abstractor: N/A
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)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: 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