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Continuing Education [microform] : 1974 Clergy Support Study: Data Analysis: Final Report / Robert L. Bonn
Bib ID 5300753
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Bonn, Robert L
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1975 
96 p. 

The report provides a detailed analysis by cross-tabulation of how a series of clergy support variables relate to continuing education program participation and to congressional provision of time/money resources for continuing education. A descriptive overview and an analytical perspective are given; tables are provided which contain the continuing education data collected in a 1974 clergy support study sponsored by a National Council of Churches committee. The study gave a broad, nationwide, interdenominational picture of various types of clergy support and attitudes. The data analysis reveals that the overall rate of participation in continuing education programs in 1972 and 1973 was 67%, or two-thirds of all clergy; the single most important influence on participation was denomination. Large discrepancies were discovered between rate of clergy participation and congregational resource allocation; the national figure is only four percent both for clergy receiving more than $200 and more than two weeks, and the majority of participants in all program types do not receive time/money resources from their congregations. Rates for particular program types were highest for the professional and theological skills institutes or seminars and independent study programs; patterns for various specific program types are considered in great detail. (AJ)


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Sponsoring Agency: Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.

ERIC Note: For related document, see CE 006 649.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Churches.  |  Clergy.  |  Enrollment Influences.  |  Enrollment Rate.  |  Enrollment Trends.  |  Factor Analysis.  |  Financial Support.  |  National Surveys.  |  Professional Continuing Education.  |  Resource Allocation.  |  Statistical Analysis.  |  Statistical Data.  |  Statistical Studies.  |  Student Costs.  |  Tables (Data)
Form/genre Reports, Research.
Other authors/contributors Society for the Advancement of Continuing Education for Ministry, Richmond, VA
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