ERIC Number: ED214590
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Continuing Education Students.
Piatt, Virginia; Seybert, Jeff
An in-class survey of 683 continuing education students was conducted at Johnson County Community College (JCCC) to obtain information on: (1) student characteristics, including age, sex, family characteristics, income, educational background, occupation, area of residence, distance to class, sources of information about JCCC, and method of registration; (2) student reasons for enrolling; attitudes toward the program, courses, JCCC, and earning a degree, and program preferences; and (3) students' interest in expanded services in the areas of mass transit, child care, summer classes, cable television courses, correspondence courses, and location and scheduling of classes. The study revealed that 43.2% of the respondents were enrolled in career-related courses, 25.4% in physical development courses, and 31.3% in general interest classes. The average age of the students was 34.9 years, and 69% of the sample were women. The study lead to recommendations for the development of courses to increase male representation; increased provision of child care services, which the survey revealed would increase the participation of 16% of the respondents; establishment of additional off-campus sites; a wider publication of class schedules and information on services offered to students; and greater use of audio-visual teaching methods. The study report includes extensive data tables and the survey instrument. (Author/HB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Community Colleges, Continuing Education, Educational Needs, Enrollment Influences, Needs Assessment, Noncredit Courses, Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, School Surveys, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.