College for employed adults : a survey of the facilities in Canada for the formal college education of employed adults and a study of the characteristics and achievement of undergraduates in the evening division of the Faculty of arts, science and commerce of Sir George Williams College.
Author(s)Sheffield, Edward F., 1912-
Contributor(s)Hughes, J. (Supervisor)
KeywordsSir George Williams University.
Adult education -- Canada.
Universities and colleges -- Canada.
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Abstract[...] An institution providing facilities for adults, equivalent to those provided for young men and women in the regular day sessions of a college or university, finds that the way is uncharted. It must obtain and build upon its own experience. Even from the United States, where there are now many such institutions, little help is available in an easily communicable form. Over a period of years the officers of Sir George Williams College had acquired many insights into the peculiar problems of adult students in the evening division of its Faculty of Arts, Science and Commerce, and had evolved administrative practices and instructional methods to meet the situation. They felt, in the fall of 1938, however, that the time had come to make a thorough analysis of the nature of that particular part of its student body and to seek objective answers to such questions as, What are the significant characteristics of evening college students? What factors common to employed adult students have an important influence on their achievement? How can conditions for adult college study be improved? This study was undertaken in an attempt to answer these questions, particularly for Sir George Williams College, but also for the benefit of other institutions of higher learning which offer, or may offer, similar facilities for adults.
TypeElectronic Thesis or Dissertation