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ERIC Number: ED015390
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 10
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Reference Count: 0
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UNIVERSITY ADULT EDUCATION IN FINLAND. (TITLE SUPPLIED).
HAAPIO, MARJA
ADULT EDUCATION DEGREES IN FINLAND ARE OFFERED ONLY AT THE INSTITUTE OF ADULT EDUCATION OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TAMPERE. STUDY IS PURELY THEORETICAL WITH EXAMINATIONS BEING GIVEN AT THREE LEVELS. MOST OF THE RESEARCH ON ADULT EDUCATION HAS BEEN CONDUCTED BY THE INSTITUTE. BEGINNING IN 1873 WITH LECTURES AT A WOMEN'S ACADEMY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI, UNIVERSITY EXTENSION LATER PROVIDED SUMMER PROGRAMS OF SCIENTIFIC STUDIES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF UPSALA AND CONTINUATION COURSES FOR TEACHERS AT HELSINKI. AFTER 1928, HELSINKI GREATLY EXPANDED ITS PROVISION FOR ADULT EDUCATION WITH LECTURES, STUDY CIRCLES, CORRESPONDENCE COURSES, SUMMER PROGRAMS AND CONTINUATION COURSES FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS BUT THERE HAS BEEN NO URGENT DEMAND FOR UNIVERSITY EXTENSION SINCE THE FOLK SCHOOLS, CIVIC AND WORKERS' INSTITUTES, AND STUDY CIRCLES HAVE ADEQUATELY MET EDUCATIONAL NEEDS. UNIVERSITY EXTENSION COULD PERHAPS BEST CONTRIBUTE BY CONDUCTING NEEDED RESEARCH AND PROVIDING BASIC AND CONTINUATION TRAINING FOR ADULT EDUCATORS. SUMMER UNIVERSITIES, PROVIDED BY THE PERMANENT UNIVERSITIES, ARE SIX-WEEKS PROGRAMS ARRANGED THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY WHICH INCLUDE BASIC COURSES IN ACADEMIC SUBJECTS, EXAMINATIONS FOR THE LOWEST UNIVERSITY DEGREE, REPETITION COURSES OF SECONDARY SCHOOLS, COMPLEMENTARY TRAINING AND FREE INSTRUCTION. THESE ARE SUPPORTED BY THE GOVERNMENT, THE HOST TOWN, AND BY STUDENT FEES. THIS DOCUMENT IS A SPECIAL ISSUE OF "ADULT EDUCATION IN FINLAND," VOLUME 4, NUMBER 2, 1967. (PT)
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Identifiers: FINLAND