ERIC Number: ED024871
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum Planning Conference (University of Maryland, April 6-7, 1967).
Maryland Univ., College Park. Center of Adult Education.
This document, which reports a conference on planning a curriculum for adult education, directs attention to areas of study covered in a major field, contributions of fields such as psychology and sociology to the education of an adult leader, research competencies adult educators should have and the kind of research they should produce, the question of whether there is a need for persons with doctoral degrees in various fields of adult education, and the question of competencies likely to be needed in the foreseeable future. It gives the summaries of four papers and the task force reports on selection and training of adult education students and employment of graduates. Recommendations include the need for communication between researcher and practitioner and for the development of an interdisciplinary approach. Suggestions on designing a graduate program in adult education include the sequence of courses dealing with definition, history, structure, and philosophical foundations; interdisciplinary work; guided reading; tutorial and thesis supervision; seminars; and an internship experience. (nl)
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Authoring Institution: Maryland Univ., College Park. Center of Adult Education.