ERIC Number: ED060429
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar-22
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Aspects of Adult Education in North America and Great Britain.
Bentley, Charles F.
A tour to obtain a broad picture of the state of development of adult education in cities of the United States, of Canada, of India, and of the United Kingdom is described. The objectives of the tour were to examine: (1) the provision made for residential adult education overseas (the U.S.); (2) the relationship between the various agencies providing adult education, and, in turn, their relationship with the formal structure of education; (3) examples of the provision of adult education "at a distance," that is without the presence of a tutor at the point where the students are studying; and (4) the use of frequency modulated broadcasting in adult education. The introduction discusses the use of the term "adult education" in North America and the British usage. Areas of education included in the term "adult education" are External Degrees, Continuing Education, and Liberal Education. Other topics discussed in the report are: Residential Adult Education; Workers' Education; The Use of Technical Resources; Co-operation between Agencies; Adult Education at a Distance (discussion group programs, correspondence programs, the Open University); and financing Adult Education. Two appendixes present a List of Organisations Visited and Individuals Interviewed, and a Submission to Committee of Inquiry into Frequency Modulation. (DB)
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Sponsor: Winston Churchill Memorial Foundation.
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Identifiers: Australia; Canada; India; United Kingdom; United States