ERIC Number: ED037689
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Sep
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A Survey of the Functions and Responsibilities of the Director of Adult Education in the Public School System.
The purpose of this study was to survey and analyze biographical data of the directors of adult education in Canadian public school systems, and the perceptions held by directors and superintendents across Canada of the goals of adult education and the functions of directors of adult education. The analysis consisted primarily of determining the effects of certain variables on the views of the directors, namely: the type of director, his training in adult education, administrative experience in adult education and geographic location. The data were obtained by questionnaire. The biographical section revealed that many directors were relatively new to the position, previously employed in some other capacity by the same school board, and generally without training in adult education. There was a lack of strong agreement on goals. In broad terms, the data suggest that directors perceive their primary responsibilities to be with the internal duties of the adult program rather than the work required outside the schools such as public relations. (Author/MF)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Administrators, Educational Background, Educational Objectives, Masters Theses, Occupational Information, Program Development, Public School Adult Education, Surveys
National Library of Canada, Bibliography Division, Ottawa, Ontario (Order No. 4689, MF $2.00, Xerography $13.75)
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Authoring Institution: Calgary Univ. (Alberta). Dept. of Educational Administration.
Note: M. Ed. Thesis