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ERIC Number: ED317558
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jan
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Potential Student Group Profile: The Reserves.
Watt, David M.
The military reserves are an attractive source of potential students for colleges attempting to recruit from non-traditional pools. To help colleges plan service delivery strategies and design programs attractive to this group, a study was undertaken to construct a profile of members of the military reserves. The Army National Guard of Texas was selected to participate because of its structure and accessibility. An easy-to-administer survey was developed to gather demographic information and to determine the reservists' knowledge about the military's trend toward requiring more education, the types of courses desired, and any barriers perceived by the reservist to attending college. A sample of 250 reservists, about 94% male, responded to the questionnaire. Most reservists were aware of the need for additional education; 32.2% of 239 respondents said that they were below the established goal for their military grades. About 39% planned to enroll in college courses, with the majority planning a degree program. Just over half of these planned to choose business or administration fields. About three-fifths expressed interest in courses delivered by television. In general, age was not perceived as a barrier to further education. The information obtained through this survey presents a picture of a group largely underserved by institutions of higher education. The survey regarding reserve personnel attitudes toward education is attached. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas