ERIC Number: ED023019
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
Thought and Action in Extra-Mural Work, Leicester, 1946-1966.
Allaway, A. John
Since its founding in 1862, Vaughan College of the University of Leicester has moved from a working men's institute offering elementary education to adults through a period of domination by the Workers' Education Association (WEA) to become a lively institution offering to adults university level courses in several locations. During 1946-1966, the University's extra-mural courses increased from 72 to 255 and its enrollment from 1,484 to 5,657. Students now attend voluntarily courses which have been established by the university, based on its own market research. At the same time, the concept of university extra-mural programs has narrowed to provision of part-time university education, given outside the walls of the university, by full-time university teachers to adults capable of studying at the undergraduate level or above. The present courses can be grouped in four classifications: reparative (classes provided in cooperation with WEA to introduce adults to university level education), renovative (courses to help persons keep abreast of new knowledge in their professional fields), redintegrative (classes to round out one's education, and recreative (courses providing exercise for students' intellectual powers). (aj)
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Authoring Institution: Leicester Univ. (England). Dept. of Adult Education.
Identifiers: Great Britain; University of Leicester (England)