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ERIC Number: ED165866
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Pages: 177
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Descriptive Study of Community Education Students, Kishwaukee College.
Wiseman, T. Jan
A demographic survey of community education students enrolled at Kishwaukee College during fall 1975 through summer 1978 focused on the characteristics of and differences among community education, career, and transfer students; student enrollments in relation to the district and over time; enrollments at different centers and in different types of classes; and differences between students who withdrew and those who persisted. In each area of investigation, the following characteristics were considered: age, sex, marital status, race, first enrollment, years since attending school and last school attended, full- or part-time status, reasons for attending, educational background, residence, occupation, concurrent enrollment, and credits previously earned. Results of the study indicated that while career and transfer studnts seemed to be similar to others in their group, there was no typical community education student. The diversity in the characteristics of community education students, seemed to bring the college student profile closer to the demographic profile of the district. Evening enrollments in the career and transfer areas were reaching a significantly different audience than the day enrollments in all areas except sex. Community education students attending off-campus centers appeared to be especially non-traditional in their characteristics. Data tables are included. (MB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Parts may be marginally legible due to small type ; Study prepared in collaboration with the International Reading Association's Special Interest Group for College Reading Teachers