ERIC Number: ED023038
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
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Adult Education in the State of Oklahoma.
Harrison, Arthur Reading
The development of adult education in Oklahoma has followed the general American pattern. After World War II, several Oklahoma public schools began adult education programs and later took advantage of Federally supported vocational and literacy programs. However, differing attitudes toward educational purpose and financing between eastern and western Oklahoma have had an adverse effect on both adult and public school education and have created a variety of needs. Oklahoma spends about $4,000,000 yearly on adult education, largely within state institutions for rehabilitation or for explaining or promoting the work of state agencies. The State Department of Education has a Division of Vocational Education, which works with many adults, and has created the Office of Adult Education to administer Title II-B (basic education) of the Economic Opportunity Act. The Oklahoma Legislature should recognize and adequately finance adult education as a legitimate obligation of the public schools. (author/ly)
Descriptors: American Indians, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Attitudes, Educational Needs, Ethnic Groups, Financial Support, History, Organizations (Groups), Public School Adult Education, Research, Socioeconomic Influences, State Programs, Statistical Data, Welfare Recipients
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Authoring Institution: Oklahoma Univ., Norman.
Note: Ph. D. Thesis.