ERIC Number: ED228403
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Selected Characteristics of New Students Enrolled in the Department of Adult Education, 1981-1982.
Goyen, Loren F.
A study examined the characteristics of new students who were admitted as regular students in the Department of Adult Education at the University of the District of Columbia during the period from the summer semester of 1981 through the spring semester of 1982. To obtain a profile of the students, researchers drew upon data from the students' applications for admission and from a 20-item new-student questionnaire that contained questions on areas such as family status, current employment, educational objectives, participation in organizations, and methods of getting to and from classes. These data were then compared to data from two similar earlier studies. While the three studies do not provide sufficient data to establish any definite trends, they do point to some notable differences among the three groups of students studied. For instance, the proportions of female and part-time students are increasing. There is also an increase in the percent of new students with children. Furthermore, the most recent enrollees are more likely to be highly involved in an organization, employed by a federal or non-governmental agency as opposed to a school system, and more likely to have enrolled in the program for the purpose of getting a teaching position rather than an administrative one. (MN)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adult Education, Adult Educators, Career Choice, College Freshmen, Demography, Employment Level, Family Characteristics, Family Status, Financial Needs, Financial Support, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Individual Characteristics, Marital Status, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Transportation
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Univ., Washington, DC. Dept. of Adult Education.