ERIC Number: ED397906
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Survey of Students Enrolled in Early Childhood Education, Fall 1995. Volume XXIV, Number 12.
Lucas, John A.; Mohan, Meenakshi
In fall 1995, William Rainey Harper College in Illinois conducted a survey of students in the Early Childhood Education program to determine their background and goals and the services that they used at the college. Questionnaires were distributed to students during classes, resulting in 218 completed surveys. Study findings included the following: (1) 66.5% of the respondents were between 18 and 25 years of age, younger than the college's student body in general; (2) 17% already had a bachelor's degree, while 73% had at least 1 year of college; (3) 65.5% were employed at an early childhood-related facility, with 38.4% employed in child care and 22.4% in preschools; (4) with respect to the use of college services, only 5% had discussed goals with a counselor and 7% had met with faculty members as counselors; (5) 21% used the computer lab, 16% used tutoring services, and 6% used test analysis; (6) the two most popular courses that students planned on taking in the future were Child Development II, cited by 23%, and the Early Childhood Education Practicum, cited by 17%; (7) 47% were planning to transfer after leaving the college; and (8) 46% planned to achieve an associate degree, 37% an educational certificate, and the remaining 17% were taking courses only. The survey instrument is appended. (BCY)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: William Rainey Harper Coll., Palatine, IL. Office of Planning and Research.