ERIC Number: ED123426
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Demand for Part-Time Learning in Ontario.
The document presents a study of the demand of part-time learning in Ontario, identifying learners, would-be-learners, and non-learners, and providing information on how people learn, their intentions for learning, their motivations, and various factors which obstruct their efforts and desires to learn. Chapters, with 157 tables, include: (1) The Study, examining major influences; (2) Characteristics of Learners, providing demographic and socio-economic data on three survey groups; (3) Where Do Adults Learn?, examining six categories; (4) What Do Adults Learn?, analyzing responses; (5) Why Do Adults Learn?, categorizing reasons; (6) Preferred Methods of Learning, presenting survey results; (7) Do Adults Want Credits?, presenting survey results; (8) Attitudes Toward Degrees and Diplomas, presenting data; (9) Obstacles to Participation in Learning, reviewing literature; (10) Cost, Time, Advice, analyzing how much people are willing to give and take; and (11) Conclusions, examining results. Appended material includes: the sample design; a discussion of field work; weighting procedures utilized; variance on selected statistics; the questionnaire; and the Ontario Educational Communications Authority (OECA) regions. Conclusions state that the number of Ontario adults actively engaged in learning is relatively high, but educational opportunities are not sufficiently adapted to the needs of numerous, specific groups. (LH)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Adults, Credits, Degrees (Academic), Educational Assessment, Educational Attitudes, Educational Demand, Educational Facilities, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Educational Research, Motivation, Part Time Students, Questionnaires, Socioeconomic Influences, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Surveys
The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto 5, Ontario, Canada (No price given)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Educational Communications Authority, Toronto.; Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto.
Identifiers - Location: Canada