ERIC Number: ED178690
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Assessment of Adult Vocational Outreach Programs of Northwest Community Colleges. Final Report.
Washington State Univ., Pullman. Coll. of Education.
A study was conducted to identify community college practices for providing adult vocational education to rural communities and persons beyond reasonable commuting distance (20 miles) from a community college campus. Using six project-developed survey instruments and interviews with college administrators, data were collected in twenty-five college service districts in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Data were collected concerning courses and programs offered, administrative structures and practices connected with adult vocational outreach, characteristics of vocational outreach instructors, and interest of district adults in vocational education. Among the findings was that few vocational programs were offered in the study area, but approximately 1185 vocational classes were held in 1976-77. Curricular and administrative variables were found to be specific to colleges (or states) rather than to courses or programs. Non-administrative factors affecting class enrollment included population age, community size, distance from class location, and the populations's apparent lack of knowledge about educational opportunities in their areas. Adults indicated most interest in courses in the trade and industrial and business and office occupations areas. (Survey instruments are appended.) (Author/LRA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Occupational and Adult Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Washington State Univ., Pullman. Coll. of Education.
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