ERIC Number: ED040359
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Continuing Education in Massachusetts; State Programs for the Seventies.
Levin, Melvin R.; Slavet, Joseph S.
Varying needs, largely unmet, were found in the provision of adult education throughout Massachusetts, and recommendations were formulated for an articulated and adequate program. Low priority, weak centers of leadership, and a limited and confused mandate emerged as major obstacles to effectiveness. It was found that, on the basis of accepted cost benefit criteria, continuing education programs tend to cost relatively little and pay off rather well. Moreover, the potential market for basic education, high school equivalency, citizenship education, occupational training, staff training and career development for government personnel, and other forms of continuing education far exceeded current levels of activity. A policy declaration was suggested, followed by guidelines for program planning and student recruitment, administrative and organizational changes (including creation of a new division), steps to strengthen the statewide continuing education system, a network of public relations officers, inservice and other training for state employees, and scholarships for continuing higher education. (Full report is available from Raytheon Education Company, D.C. Heath and Company, 475 South Dean St., Englewood, N.J. 07631) (LY)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Boston Univ., MA.
Note: Summary of a report to the Massachusetts Advisory Council on Education