ERIC Number: ED040314
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Public School Adult Education in Massachusetts. Final Report.
Martin, Anita L.
This survey concentrated on evaluating the present structure of public school adult education (PSAE) in Massachusetts, adult access to education throughout the state, characteristics of local programs, and possible future directions. Analyses were made of the history, objectives, and policies of 100 local programs, followed by student body, curriculum, administrative and other personnel, recruitment, publicity, other adult education sponsors, financial support and budgeting, problems, and evaluation and planning. Major findings included enrollment of barely 1% of all undereducated adults, limited and nonsequential curriculums, leadership needs, and educational involvement of under 1/7 of the total adult population. Adult education needs were not being met at any level, and access tended to be limited to those with more money, time, transportation, and education. It was suggested that, for $1,200,000 a year, a comprehensive system could be developed to coordinate existing state programs, restore and expand university extension (cut out in 1965), develop resource centers and teacher/administrator training programs, and aid curriculum development and research. (Included are 52 tables and charts, 114 references, definitions used in the study, and the questionnaire.) (Author/LY)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Adult Education Association in Massachusetts, Inc., Boston.