ERIC Number: ED024894
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Reference Count: 0
Public School Adult Education in Selected Nebraska Schools.
Lightbody, James Edgar
This study surveyed the role of public school adult education in Nebraska--the need and rationale for adult and continuing education in Nebraska, the place of adult education in the public schools, the role and responsibility of boards of education and school administrators, and the part played by the state and Federal governments were considered. A literature survey was done, as well as an examination of the Nebraska "Annual Term Summary Reports" and annual and biennial State Superintendent's reports. Recommendations pertaining to curriculum expansion and to program financing, administration, and status were based on these sources. Findings included the following: (1) there is much evidence that public schools should be actively involved in providing adult education and should be comprehensive; (2) school superintendents must accept and actively support adult education; (3) the Federal government has given public school adult education considerable support and leadership; (4) despite a long history and some noteworthy programs, public school adult education in Nebraska has not kept pace with national trends and has not yet been fully recognized as an integral part of the school systems; (5) the state of Nebraska provides no financial aid to adult education. (author/ly)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Board of Education Role, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Legislation, Educational Needs, Enrollment, Federal Government, Government Role, History, Program Administration, Public School Adult Education, State Aid, Superintendents, Surveys
University Microfilms, 300 Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Order No. 67-9833, MF $3.60, Xerography $12.60).
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nebraska Univ., Lincoln. Teachers Coll.
Note: Ed. D. Thesis.