ERIC Number: ED022132
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1959
Reference Count: 0
The Role of a National Organization in Adult Education, a Report to the Executive Committee of the Adult Education Association.
Brunner, Edmund deS.; And Others
Data for a study of the role of a generalized national organization in the field of adult education were collected through a questionnaire completed by members and former members of the Adult Education Association (AEA) and by adult educators who had never joined, interviews with leaders in adult education and with executive officers of several generalized national organizations in other fields, examination of AEA documents, and study of reports of previous surveys undertaken as sponsored by the AEA. Part I attempts to discover how adult educators define adult education, what sort of people they are, and how they regard their field. The history of the AEA is considered, its membership described, and the relationship of members to the association discussed. There is analysis of past and present members to delineate types of adult educators to whom the association has appealed and is currently appealing. Part II explores special problems of the AEA, such as the efforts to build a democratic organization and the relations with other organizations engaged in adult education activities. Adult education is considered as a social movement and as a profession. Part III gives the purposes and goals as defined by AEA members and a summary of the findings. Three appendixes present the methodology of the study, membership trends, and statistical data. (aj)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Columbia Univ., New York, NY. Bureau of Applied Social Research.
Identifiers: Adult Education Association of the USA