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An Assessment of the Learning Needs of Mature Adults in Northern Maine Technical College's Service Area [microform] / Norma M. McKinnon and Ivan D. McKinnon
Bib ID 5537077
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
McKinnon, Norma M
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1991 
61 p. 
Summary

In 1991, Northern Maine Technical College (NMTC) conducted a survey of 122 individuals over the age of 55 years to determine their educational interests, their preferences regarding course delivery methods, and their demographic characteristics. The survey asked respondents to state their interest in specific subjects under the categories of health and health-care; financial management skills; socializing; purposeful living; self-esteem; and employment needs. Study findings, based on a 74% response rate, included the following: (1) the average age of the respondents was 68.5 years, 88% had lived in NMTC's service area for over 10 years, 76% were high school graduates and 36% had some college education, and the major reasons for pursuing higher education were for self-enrichment and socializing; (2) the youngest respondents were interested in the largest number of courses, and the oldest interested in the fewest courses; (3) greatest interest was expressed in health and health-care related subjects, followed closely by financial management skills and socializing; (4) courses focusing on self-esteem and employment needs received the lowest interest ratings; (5) under health and health-care subjects, greatest interest was expressed in the areas of exercise, nutrition, health-care providers, and support groups; (6) under financial-management subjects, greatest interest was expressed in the areas of benefits, wills, probates, trusts, and taxes; and (7) respondents expressed a preference for 1-day workshops and mini-courses as a means for course delivery. A literature review, a 42-item bibliography, and the survey instrument are included. (PAA)

Notes

Educational level discussed: Two Year Colleges.

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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Adult Students.  |  Community Colleges.  |  Community Education.  |  Community Surveys.  |  Educational Attitudes.  |  Educational Needs.  |  Middle Aged Adults.  |  Needs Assessment.  |  Old Old Adults.  |  Older Adults.  |  Program Development.  |  Questionnaires.  |  School Schedules.  |  Two Year Colleges.  |  Young Old Adults.  |  Northern Maine Technical College
Form/genre Reports, Research.  |  Tests/Questionnaires.
Other authors/contributors McKinnon, Ivan D., author  |  Northern Maine Technical Coll., Presque Isle
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