ERIC Number: ED224925
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug-1
Reference Count: 0
To Educate the People Consortium Evaluation and Research Report. Occasional Papers, Vol. 1, No. 2.
McMann, Richard C.
Results of research and evaluation carried out by the To Educate the People Consortium are reported. (The purpose of the consortium is to create a national network of humanities-based adult-oriented college programs offering an interdisciplinary curriculum leading to an associate or baccalaureate degree for blue-collar and low-status white collar workers.) Following an overview of the consortium, chapter 2 reports on the Outside Evaluation Committee that provides individual programs and the consortium with an on-going critique based on field experiences and observations. Chapter 3 presents results of a series of studies using student surveys to gather information on reasons for enrolling, tuition financing, socioeconomic characteristics, and career expectations. In chapter 4 the curriculum plans of the operational programs are provided. Results from a survey of faculty attitudes are also presented. Separate sections are devoted to telecourses, skill development efforts, and planned consequences of these humanities-based curricula. Chapter 5 reports on the status of the outreach effort. Chapter 6 presents selected results from research projects in progress and suggests trends in the research and evaluation efforts of the consortium. Chapter 7 offers concluding remarks. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Associate Degrees, Bachelors Degrees, Blue Collar Occupations, College Programs, Consortia, Curriculum, Educational Cooperation, Educational Research, Higher Education, Humanities, Interdisciplinary Approach, Natural Sciences, Nontraditional Students, Postsecondary Education, Program Development, Program Evaluation, School Community Relationship, Social Sciences, Special Degree Programs, Student Characteristics, Surveys, Technology, White Collar Occupations
To Educate the People Consortium, Wayne State University, 5229 Cass Avenue, Room 301, Detroit, MI 48202 ($15.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: To Educate the People Consortium, Detroit, MI.
Note: For related documents see ED 146 880, ED 221 101, and CE 034 673-674.