ERIC Number: ED059467
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of Adult Education in Jamaica.
Taylor, Margaret; Gordon, Hopeton
A survey designed to elicit factual information about the provisions for adult education currently being made in Jamaica is presented. A questionnaire was designed for this purpose. It is intended that the survey be presented to a Conference of representatives of the Adult Education Agencies for their consideration. The questionnaire was divided into the following sections: Introduction, Affiliation, Finance, Staff, Subject Areas and Activities, Facilities, and The Future. The Agencies to whom the questionnaire was sent included governmental organizations, statutory bodies, independent and voluntary organizations, and university agencies. The agencies on the list numbered 66, and of these, 41 completed and returned questionnaires in time to be included in this report. In the appendix a list of the agencies which completed and returned the questionnaire is given. The best returns were from the statutory agencies, most of whom returned the questionnaires. Conclusions include: (1) A large number of agencies are engaged in one aspect or other of adult education; (2) Not all of these agencies are involved exclusively in adult education; (3) The adult education effort in Jamaica is fragmented; (4) An appropriately oriented co-ordinating machinery can serve to give more dynamism to the adult education movement; and (5) A properly constituted co-ordinating machinery would serve to identify areas where there are dificiencies in the provision of adult education. (CK)
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Sponsor: University of the West Indies, Mona (Jamaica).; Ministry of Youth and Community Development (Jamaica).; National Council of Jamaican Organizations.
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