ERIC Number: ED229630
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Barriers to Part Time Teaching: An Evaluation of Noncredit Continuing Education.
Morton, Ruth; Newman, Dianna L.
Demographic profile data and data on barriers to teaching were collected and examined for part-time teachers in noncredit adult and continuing education programs in Nebraska. The data collection instrument was a mailed questionnaire administered statewide to a random sample of teachers, of whom 209 responded. Part-time teachers in noncredit continuing education in Nebraska's six community college areas were generally females under the age of 45. Over half were employed full-time aside from teaching. Most indicated satisfaction with the relatively low pay and their teaching. Subjects prepared for teaching in a variety of ways, including work experience, formal education, and personal experiences and interests. Major barriers to part-time teaching were time, low pay, not being paid for travel or preparation outside of class, wide range of student skills and abilities within the class, and finding and transporting supplies and equipment. Significant relationships were found between barriers and age, sex, satisfaction with teaching, and satisfaction with pay. These barriers implied certain changes for the practices of continuing education administrators. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Presented at the Evaluation Network Conference (Baltimore, MD, October 1982).