ERIC Number: ED033303
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-May
Reference Count: 0
Sociological Backgrounds of Adult Education. Notes and Essays on Education for Adults, 41.
Burns, Hobert W., Ed.
These background papers concentrate on the problem of obsolescence and adult competence; the educational significance of adult roles, developmental tasks, and changing value orientations throughout the life cycle; the effect of work careers on adult education participation; choice of subject matter and methods of study; specific reasons for participation; and the relationship of various combinations of personal and socioeconomic characteristics to participation. Various demographic trends (including age structure, sex, race, birthplace, migration, population distribution, income, education, marital and family status, and labor force participation) are predicted for the 1960s. Applications and limitations of sociological theory in adult education are suggested, followed by implications for the future of adult and continuing education. The document includes chapter references and 21 tables. (ly)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of Liberal Education for Adults, Brookline, MA.
Note: Papers presented at a Syracuse University conference, Sagamore, New York, October 1963