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ERIC Number: ED149680
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
People Who Decide Not to Apply to the Open University - An Enquiry into their Reasons and Social Characteristics.
Woodley, Alan; McIntosh, Naomi E.
An increasing number of student places is only one measure of openness in a university. The institution must continue to investigate which groups of people are prevented from even applying, and why this is so. Although the number of applicants for 1976 was high, it included a large percentage of previous applicants, while the number of new applicants decreased. A survey was conducted in 1974 of those people receiving the admissions manual, including unsuccessful applicants of the year before. Over 6,400 responses were analyzed for patterns in these characteristics: occupation, sex, age at completion of previous education stages, age at time of response, and region. The survey also analyzed the reasons for not applying and used these categories: the nature of the course offered, teaching methods, personal and domestic factors, work situation, alternate plans for education, and others. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Open Univ., Walton, Bletchley, Bucks (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)