ERIC Number: ED154720
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
A Degree of Difference. The Open University of the United Kingdom.
McIntosh, Naomi E.; And Others
The present study is the first part of a longitudinal study following the progress of the first generation of Open University students through the university. It concentrates on the initial cohort of students, those entering in 1971. A comprehensive questionnaire was used to collect data, and covered in some detail the students' educational and occupational background, their work and leisure patterns, and their plans. The report provides information on the characteristics of adult students, the problems of independent learning, and the problems of the educationally disadvantaged in Great Britain. (MSE)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Programs, Adult Students, Educationally Disadvantaged, External Degree Programs, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Longitudinal Studies, Nontraditional Education, Questionnaires, School Surveys, Student Characteristics, Student Problems
Praeger Publishers, 200 Park Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10017 ($5.95)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Open Univ., Walton, Bletchley, Bucks (England). Inst. of Educational Technology.