ERIC Number: ED022089
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
Improving Urban School Adult Education, an Analysis of the Adult and Community Education Programs of the Washington, D.C. Schools.
Knox, Alan B.
By way of introduction to this report on adult and community education in the Washington, D.C. schools, it was suggested that the improvement of adult education divisions in urban schools involves examining the interaction between community needs and the purposes of adult education, recognizing that such educational programs are interdependent systems, and critically evaluating the existing status of these programs. Twenty assessment categories (grouped under such headings as intended results or objectives, transformation of resources to maintain stability and stimulate change, and agency assessment and feedback) were identified, the categories were analyzed in terms of standards of excellence, deficiencies in the existing situation, and the causes of the deficiencies noted, and suggestions were offered for action. An increase was deemed necessary in financial support and in the number of full time adult education administrators qualified to help manage educational resources. The fundamental recommendation of this report, however, was that a substantially larger portion of the leaders and general citizenry of Washington, D.C., should become involved in deliberations regarding the role of adult education. (The document includes an analysis of adult education agencies as social systems.) (ly)
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Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Teachers College.
Identifiers: District of Columbia