ERIC Number: ED123350
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Programs and Registrations. ACHE-NUEA. Joint Report 1974-75.
Kanun, Clara, Ed.; Swanson, Ray H., Ed.
The statistical report on continuing education programs and registrations in the United States in 1974-75 is based on 244 institutions, representing a 69% response from the 355 possible institutional responses. It covers, however, all the public and private U.S. universities. The colleges are underrepresented; relatively few of these have established continuing education programs. The report is comprised of 23 tables of statistical data and accompanying brief narrative accounts. Each of the sponsoring associations, the Association for Continuing Higher Education (ACHE) and the National University Extension Association (NUEA), reported increased membership. Slightly fewer than half of the institutions responding reported that 100% of their continuing education programs were covered by their reports, and most characteristically reported greater centralization of programs. The most commonly reported programs were classes with conferences; second most common was a classes/conferences/independent study combination. The patterning of program categories varied with Association membership. The wide variation in program registrations, from less than 1,000 to more than 150,000, indicates the multiplicity of program organizations. Total registrations covered by the report were 6,420,671, an 18.2% increase from the previous year. Ambiguities related to organizational variations and data recording capacities are believed to limit the information's usefulness. (Author/AJ)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Colleges, Educational Trends, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, National Organizations, National Surveys, Professional Associations, Professional Continuing Education, Program Administration, Program Design, School Registration, Statistical Data, Statistical Studies, Statistical Surveys, Tables (Data), Universities
Lloyd Davis, Executive Director, NUEA, Suite 360, One DuPont Circle, Washington, D.C. 20036 ($2.00) or Howell McGee, Executive Vice President, ACHE, University of Oklahoma, Administration Building, 1700 Asp Avenue, Norman, Oklahoma 73069 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Univ. Extension Association, Washington, DC.; Association for Continuing Higher Education, Norman, OK.