ERIC Number: ED034121
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
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A Study of Adult Education Opportunities for an Underprivileged Community.
Stanbury, Harry Douglas
This study aimed at describing: the forced attachment of two suburban districts and the extension of adult education opportunities to a disadvantaged community, the process and actions involved in establishing the Carver School Adult Education Program, and the attempt to provide educational opportunities for the adults of the Carver School area. Data came from a variety of sources: newspapers and magazines, official minutes and other important records of the Oak Park School District, unpublished pamphlets and research, and personal documents of school officials. Data were also received through interviews with persons directly involved with the proceedings. Following were some conclusions reached by the writer; Political expediency rather than a planned and orderly procedure preceded the dissolution of the Carver School and its eventual attachment to the Oak Park School District; citizens and school officials felt that insufficient< planning had taken place prior to the attachment; volunteer instructors and the professional help and donations of several social agencies aided the founding of the Carver Adult Education Program and other portions of a Community School Program; and there is still a need for basic education and vocational retraining. (author/nl)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Disadvantaged Environment, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Educational Planning, Interviews, Mergers, Professional Services, School Districts, Suburbs, Volunteers
University Microfilms, 300 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48106, (Order No. 66-8492, MF $3.00, Xerography $7.00)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing.
Note: Ph. D. Thesis