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ERIC Number: ED012416
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 36
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A REPORT ON THE PROGRAMS OF GRADUATE EDUCATION, RESEARCH, AND EVALUATION IN THE FIELD OF ADULT EDUCATION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, 1960-1967.
WORCESTER, D.A.
IN 1960, THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA SET UP AN INTERDISCIPLINARY GRADUATE PROGRAM FOR ADULT EDUCATORS, AND A PROGRAM FOR EVALUATING THE NEW CENTER FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION AND FOR COORDINATING RESEARCH RELATIVE TO THE GREAT PLAINS REGION. THE PROJECT WAS FUNDED BY THE KELLOGG FOUNDATION. DIRECTED BY DR. ALAN KNOX, WITH THE COOPERATION OF THE DEPARTMENTS OF SOCIOLOGY, EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION, AND EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY AND MEASUREMENTS, THE PROGRAM LED TO AN M.A. OR PH.D. DEGREE. NEW COURSES WERE CREATED BY EACH DEPARTMENT AND CERTAIN NONCREDIT ACTIVITIES WERE PROVIDED, SUCH AS STAFF SEMINARS, ABSTRACTS OF RESEARCH, AND CONFERENCES. INTERNSHIPS AT THE CENTER CARRYING A STIPEND UP TO $4,200 WERE PROVIDED, AND OTHER FINANCIAL AID WAS AVAILABLE. THE PROGRAM WAS CONSIDERED EFFECTIVE IN GENERAL, BUT A NEED WAS FELT FOR A PERMANENT, AUTONOMOUS DEPARTMENT WITH A LARGER STAFF, A MORE FLEXIBLE PROGRAM WITH DIRECT ORIENTATION TOWARD ADULT EDUCATION, A CLARIFICATION OF THE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM, AND A RECONSIDERATION OF DEGREES OFFERED. THE OFFICE OF ADULT EDUCATION RESEARCH (OAER) ACTIVITIES WERE MANY, IMAGINATIVE, AND THOROUGH, BUT UNFORTUNATELY IT CLOSED IN JUNE 1967 WITH THE CESSATION OF FOUNDATION FUNDING. THE DOCUMENT INCLUDES LISTS OF OAER PROJECTS COMPLETED AND IN PROGRESS, RESEARCH GRANTS, AND PUBLICATIONS BY CENTER PERSONNEL. (AJ)
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Identifiers: Kellogg Foundation; UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA