ERIC Number: ED126357
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
A Needs Assessment of Adult Basic Education Students at Lewis and Clark Community College. Human Renewal Services Demonstration Project (H-085) Interim Report. Revised copy (June, 1976).
Silvester, John M.
The study surveyed the needs of Lewis and Clark Community College's (LCCC) diversified adult basic education (ABE) clientele and analyzed the similarities and differences among urban and rural participants, male and female, basic and secondary levels and age groupings. Based on an indepth investigation of sources of information relevant to ABE student needs and their assessment, a 96-item questionnaire was developed which sought primarily to identify student needs related to nine need areas: psychological, interpersonal, occupational, financial, family, health, legal, educational, and programatic. Results were based on 236 returned questionnaires (of 310 sent to be administered to LCCC students). Data presented in 14 tables are analyzed in detail. Fourteen research highlights are listed and concluding remarks summarize the data. Two important findings were: (1) the appearance of no large differences in the way in which the various groups responded to the questionnaire items related to expressed needs and (2) the fact that all groups of students consistently perceived the educational, occupational, and psychological need areas as being of highest priority to them. Appended are bibliographic references, a sample letter of request, an instructor questionnaire on student needs (with results), a copy of the student questionnaire, and responses to the two open-ended student questionnaire questions, grouped by need categories. (Author/MS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield. Adult and Continuing Education Section.; Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Lewis and Clark Community Coll., Godfrey, IL.