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ERIC Number: ED169967
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Pages: 47
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Meeting Academic Success Needs of Re-Entry Adults. Final Report.
Mangano, Joseph A.; Corrado, Thomas J.
To assess the relative importance of selected educational needs for adult students in New York's two-year colleges, samples of faculty/staff, younger (17-24) traditional college students, and older (25+ years) re-entry adult students were administered the Survey of Student Needs, a 75-item questionnaire tapping the following five facets of the collegiate experience: academic survival skills, personal development, instructional patterns, curricular services, and support services. Chi-square analyses indicated several major trends. High priority items for re-entry adults included evening and weekend classes and registration, life-experience credit, and vocabulary and math skill improvement. Both younger and older students exhibited a strong preference for memory, concentration, and study skill improvement; for relaxed, informal, encouraging instructors who provide examples in their lectures; and for a broad educational background. Re-entry adult women expressed a significant need for remedial and support services, encouragement and reassurance, and academic survival skill improvement. Faculty/staff perceived the needs of re-entry adults as more important than the adults themselves had indicated. Data were organized into a three-level ordering of needs ranked within facets, and institutional resources were inventoried according to the identified needs of re-entry adult students. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept. Albany, Grants Administration Unit.
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Two Year Coll. Student Development Center.