ERIC Number: ED157572
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Results of the Adult Continuing Education Survey Conducted During the 1977 Fall Evening School Semester.
Young, James D.
The 1977-78 Adult Continuing Education Survey provided demographic and educational data on three populations served by Vocational, Technical and Adult Education (VTAE) District One: users (1,658), non-users (880), and past users (480). Study participants responded to group specific questionnaires designed to elicit information on sex, age, employment, educational background, county and type of residence, current income level, nearest adult/evening school center, courses taken in VTAE, interest in completion certificates and associate degrees, desire for vocational counseling, reasons for taking or not taking courses, how information on VTAE was received, as well as opinions on course fees, future course offerings, best time to take courses, number of miles willing to travel to class, and general view of the VTAE district system. Findings indicated that users attend Adult Continuing Education courses for self-improvement, recreation, and to increase job effectiveness; most respondents preferred the regular evening school semester and were willing to drive up to 20 miles for class choices. Of all respondents, the majority were female, 18-39 years old. The majority of users (64%) and non-users (62%) had income levels of $11,999 or less. Eighty-seven data tables and copies of the survey instruments are included. (TR)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Adult Education, Age, Community Attitudes, Community Colleges, Community Surveys, Demography, Educational Background, Evening Programs, Evening Students, Females, Males, Participant Characteristics, School Community Relationship, Tables (Data), Technical Education, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Vocational, Technical and Adult Education District 1, Eau Claire.
Note: Not available in hard copy due to marginal reproducibility of original