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ERIC Number: ED010864
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 36
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Reference Count: 0
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PURPOSES OF THE EVENING COLLEGE, REFLECTIONS IN 1953.
HOULE, CYRIL O.; AND OTHERS
THESE FOUR PAPERS PRESENTED AT THE 1953 CONVENTION OF THE ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY EVENING COLLEGES ON PURPOSES OF THE EVENING COLLEGE HAVE BEEN REPUBLISHED BECAUSE OF THEIR PRESENT-DAY RELEVANCE FOR ADMINISTRATORS IN DEVELOPING GUIDING PRINCIPLES GOVERNING THEIR WORK. EARL MCGRATH DISCUSSES OUR CHANGING SOCIETY (INCREASE IN EDUCATIONAL LEVEL, LONGER LIFE SPAN, INCREASING LEISURE TIME, DEMAND FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION) AND HOW THESE FACTORS ARE FORCING CHANGES IN THE EVENING COLLEGE PROGRAM. IN COMMENTING ON COMMUNITY NEEDS, GORDON BLACKWELL POINTS OUT THE DIMENSIONS OF THE COMMUNITY WHICH DETERMINE THE PURPOSE OF THE EVENING COLLEGE (THE COMMUNITY COMPOSITION, ITS INSTITUTIONAL STRUCTURE, VALUE SYSTEMS, SOCIAL STRATIFICATION, INFORMAL SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS, POWER STRUCTURE, AND ECOLOGY). HORACE KALLEN DESCRIBES THE HUMAN QUALITIES OF THE INDIVIDUAL THAT ARE OF INTEREST TO THE EDUCATOR (HIS DESIRE FOR KNOWLEDGE IN ORDER TO SURVIVE AND BE FREE). CYRIL HOULE SUMMARIZES THE DISCUSSIONS POINTING OUT THAT THE ACADEMIC TRADITION PROVIDES ADULT EDUCATORS WITH THE SUBJECT MATTER AND METHODOLOGY THEY NEED, BUT THEY MUST EXPLORE THE COMMUNITY AND THE NATURE OF THE INDIVIDUAL TO MAKE THE EVENING COLLEGE PROGRAMS CREATIVE AND VITAL. THIS PUBLICATION IS ALSO AVAILABLE FROM THE CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF LIBERAL EDUCATION FOR ADULTS AT BOSTON UNIVERSITY, 138 MOUNTFORT ST., BROOKLINE, MASSACHUSETTS 02146, FOR $0.75. (AJ)
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Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of Liberal Education for Adults, Brookline, MA.
Identifiers: Massachusetts (Boston)