ERIC Number: ED037600
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
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A Plan for Developing a Program of Adult Education to Meet the Needs of a Local Community.
Smith, Harold K.
Using local and national data, this study examined adult education program offerings in East Orange, New Jersey, potential participants' needs and interests, and program needs reported by business and industrial leaders. A plan was proposed for an appropriate community wide program. Data from public school adult education programs in 142 cities covered time devoted by adult directors to adult school duties, responsibility to superintendents of schools, adult counseling, publicity, community councils, advisory committees, costs, and educational objectives. Local data covered age and sex of respondents, educational background, convenient times of the day or week, and preferences as to program location. Relevant goals included acquainting adults with their civic responsibilities, broadening educational backgrounds, helping shape social and economic conditions, training for vocational competence and increased economic efficiency, enriching the quality of life, and promoting better physical and mental health. Several recommendations were made regarding public school adult education directors, program expansion, and related matters. (Author/LY)
Descriptors: Administrators, Business, Community Needs, Community Surveys, Costs, Counseling, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Needs, Educational Objectives, Enrollment, Investigations, National Surveys, Program Administration, Program Development, Public School Adult Education, Publicize, Scheduling
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Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ.
Note: Ed.D. Thesis