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ERIC Number: ED121360
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr-1
Pages: 84
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The Non-Traditional Student Seeking Assessment of Experimental Learning--Who and Why?
Kray, Eugene J.
In order to identify characteristics and motivating factors of nontraditional students seeking to obtain college credit for practical experience obtained prrior to college entrance, a questionnaire was distributed to 186 directors of experiential education programs in institutions participating in Cooperative Assessment of Experiential Learning (CAEL). Directors were asked to supply information on students in their programs during 1975. Responses were received from 82 institutions (44 percent). A similar questionnaire was distributed to 305 students who had applied to the Life/learning Experience Assessment Program (LEAP) at Delaware County Community College (Pennsylvania) during 1975. Seventy students responded (23 percent). This document compares the mean age, income, highest education level attained, number of years since last formal schooling, sex ratio, marital status, employment status, major curriculum area, and motivations of the LEAP students to the national sample. The majority of institutions in the national sample used a multiplicity of delivery systems following the assessment of experiental learning. the mean average credit award was 20 credits. Data are tabulated, a literature review is provided, and the survey instruments are appended. (Author/NHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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