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ERIC Number: ED011983
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 1
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ADULT EDUCATION AND THE AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITIES.
BADGER, C. R.
THIS ARTICLE SUPPORTS THE 1966 RECOMMENDATION OF THE AUSTRALIAN UNIVERSITIES COMMISSION IN PROPOSING THAT FEDERAL FUNDS SHOULD NOT BE GIVEN TO UNIVERSITIES FOR ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAMS NOT SPECIFICALLY RELATED TO THE WORK OF THE UNIVERSITY, OR NOT CONDUCTED AT THE PROPER ACADEMIC LEVEL. UNIVERSITIES ARE URGED INSTEAD TO ENGAGE IN (1) CRITICAL INVESTIGATION AND EVALUATION OF ADULT EDUCATION ACTIVITIES, (2) RELEVANT EDUCATIONAL, MOTIVATIONAL, AND SOCIOLOGICAL RESEARCH, AND (3) TRAINING OF HIGHLY QUALIFIED PROFESSIONAL ADULT EDUCATORS. INAPPROPRIATENESS OF BROADLY INDISCRIMINATE PROGRAMS UNDER PRESENT-DAY CONDITIONS, HOSTILITY OF UNIVERSITY ADULT EDUCATION DEPARTMENTS TO NEW DEVELOPMENTS AND WIDER COOPERATION, ABSENCE OF CRITICAL SELF-EVALUATION AND OF DISCUSSION OF NEEDS IN THE FIELD, MARGINAL STATUS OF DEPARTMENTS AND INSTRUCTORS, AND THE LACK OF HISTORICAL RESEARCH AND PARTICIPATION STUDIES, ARE DISCUSSED. SUGGESTIONS ARE OUTLINED FOR RESEARCH, PROFESSIONAL TRAINING, STATE AND FEDERAL PARTICIPATION IN PLANNING AND FINANCING, ALLOCATION OF RESPONSIBILITIES AMONG AGENCIES AND ORGANIZATIONS, AND FULLER USE OF THE AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATION OF ADULT EDUCATION. THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED IN "ADULT EDUCATION," VOLUME II, NUMBER 2, DECEMBER 1966, BY THE COUNCIL OF ADULT EDUCATION, 256 FLINDERS STREET, MELBOURNE, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA. (LY)
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Identifiers: AUSTRALIA; AUSTRALIAN ASSOCIATION OF ADULT EDUCATION