ERIC Number: ED047285
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1960
Reference Count: 0
Adult Education in Colleges and Universities; Liberal Adult Education. Notes and Essays on Education for Adults, No. 30.
Liveright, A. A.; Miller, Harry L.
Two chapters from the "Handbook on Adult Education in the United States" which have special significance for university extension divisions and evening colleges are reprinted, with some changes and additions. The first gives an overview of institutional arrangements for adult education in colleges and universities, covering factors influencing growth, objectives, organizational structure and personnel, and clientele. In a section on program and methods, the growing concern for what is different about the teaching of adults and of undergraduates is discussed. Current problems include the peripheral aspect of adult education; increasing demands on faculties, space, and money; lack of endowment or government subsidy; and autonomy without accompanying integration into the university complex. The second chapter describes the major existing liberal adult education programs -- the most common model, in which the curriculum of the undergraduate college program is duplicated (as at Rutgers University College); the type of program which emphasizes intellectual skills rather than the understanding of knowledge and principles (Basic Program of Liberal Education for Adults, developed by the University of Chicago's University College); and programs which provide a liberating experience (agricultural extension). (EB)
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of Liberal Education for Adults, Brookline, MA.
Identifiers: Fund for Adult Education
Note: Reprint from the "Handbook on Adult Education in the United States"