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Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (Ed.D.)



First Advisor

T. Cy Coleman

First Committee Member

Donald MacIntyre

Second Committee Member

Roger L. Reimer

Third Committee Member

Neil L. Lark

Fourth Committee Member

Carl D. Lang


One of the tasks of the adult school administrator is that of planning the program to be offered to the public. Is it well balanced academic and vocational areas; does it satisfy the needs of the home-maker, the student, the apprentice; does it offer something for each to fulfill his educational needs? These and a number of other questions must be answered before an adult school program will satisfy the educational needs of the adult community it is to serve. Damon stated it well when he wrote that: Although adult education is assuming a more important place in the public school system, the problems of the adult school administrator are not solved when the term's program has been established. One of the next steps is to publicize it. For adult education, motivation must begin outside of the classroom. Adult education has no compulsory education laws to assure attendance in its classes. The adult school administrator must recruit his student body by setting up a worthwhile program. . .8

The determinants of the adult public high school program are one problem of the public adult high school administrator, and this study was concerned with discovering what these determinants are. It was the purpose of the study to identify the determinants affecting the curricular offerings of selected public adult high schools in California for the 1969-70, the 1970-71, and the 1971-72 school years. The relationships among the ancillary data derived from the questionnaire will also be considered.



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