ERIC Number: ED123337
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The Extension Classes Student Patterns of Registration, Sociological Profile and Goals and Motivations.
Extension classes student characteristics for Continuing Education and Extension, University of Minnesota, are presented and provide a basis for future program planning. Detailed descriptions and 22 supplemental tables are presented regarding: patterns of registration, span of attendance, courses registered for and completed, educational background, motivation for extension classes registration; sociological characteristics, and evaluation and preference. An introduction and summary provide an overview of the data presented in the body of the paper. Extension classes students are reported as heterogeneous on many characteristics, with the majority part-time students, most commonly in the age category of 21-25, employed in full-time professional, managerial, or white collar jobs, married, with high educational backgrounds, and transient registration patterns. A variety of motivations are reported for registration, and general student satisfaction regarding fulfillment of educational expectations and favorable student evaluation of Extension instructors is shown. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. Continuing Education and Extension Research Dept.