ERIC Number: ED136886
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Telephone Based Regional Adult Education Information Service.
Eyler, David R.
This report describes a cooperative project designed to inform area residents of available adult education opportunities and to establish a central information contact point. The regional Adult Education Coordinating Committee compiled a list of adult education courses and services offered by member institutions, devised newspaper and radio advertising, and established a central information service with an automatic telephone answering device. Queries received were answered by mail by the project staff. At the close of the project, 274 individuals had responded to the advertising and had requested further information concerning the adult education offerings within the region. A poll of those enrolled in adult education courses revealed that 26% were aware of the advertising and/or had called the adult education telephone number. It was noted that the project surpassed any previous regional efforts to conduct a broadly based public information effort, and that although the number of responses was less than had been desired, it was felt to have been successful as a public information effort. Appended are advertising scripts, response forms, and a financial statement of the project. (JDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Virginia State Dept. of Education, Richmond. Div. of Vocational Education.
Authoring Institution: Virginia Region 3 Adult Education Coordinating Committee, Weyers Cave.
Note: Some appendices may be marginally legible due to print quality of the original