NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 11, 1976
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(Studio) Continuing education is on rise in United States and has produced new kind of student.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Los Angeles, California) Typical college student today is like hsewife. Roberta Weissman. [WEISSMAN - cites reasons for going back to college at age 40.] [Former teacher Frank MAYER - cites reasons for new studies.] Part of rise in continuing education is people keeping up with fields they're already in. [University of California at Los Angeles dean Dr. Phillip FRANDSON - says other part is for individual development ; cites exs.] Another way continuing education operates is as on Long Island Express's morning classroom setup where Adelphi University teaches business accting., or on Seattle, WA, ferry where Seattle Community College has class in law for laymen. [FRANDSON - says movement now isn't so much that 1 has to get degree, but people want to do so for self- reward.]
REPORTER: Jack Perkins