ERIC Number: ED296836
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Overcoming Barriers to Education for Rural Adults: A Consideration of Public Policy Proposals.
Easton, Stanley E.
Data from a 1986 modified Delphi survey of adult education professionals in a 13-state region is used to determine what public policies were regarded as important and feasible for providing adequate opportunities for rural adults. The document focuses on 89 proposed policies to determine differences in perceptions among three subregions (Mountain, Plains and Northwest Coastal) and among respondents according to their roles (legislators, adult educators, college staff, cooperative extension personnel, state education agency personnel, rural school staff, regional education services staff and others. The study includes a list of 26 policies rated feasible and important for improving education opportunities for rural adults, and includes a list of 8 policies seen as important but less feasible. The study concludes that most respondents believe that the commitment of government to adult education is both important and feasible. According to the study, however, respondents do not believe such a commitment exists at present. (TES)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Adult Education Research Conference (29th, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, May 6-8, 1988).