ERIC Number: ED065734
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Perspectives of Adult Education in the United States and a Projection for the Future.
Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
During the past decade of adult education, the concepts of career education and lifetime learning have increased in importance. Federal involvement in adult education has increased without a conscious sense of direction, and will undoubtedly continue to increase, leading to greater political pressures on administrators. On the other hand, the increasing number of Federal agencies involved in the areas of education and social welfare has brought the Federal Government closer to local communities than at any time in the past. Adult education needs more career-oriented personnel in order to help achieve the goal of increasing educational opportunities for all population groups. With continued progress, only about a sixth of the employed persons by 1975 will have received less than 8 years of schooling. As the characteristics of the labor force change, career education becomes even more significant; therefore the Federal Government has placed strong emphasis on restructuring the curriculum to integrate career orientation. The coming decade promises massive growth in adult education. This report provides an assessment of adult education--its history, success, relationship to the economy, and innovative trends. (CD)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Career Development, Career Education, Change Agents, Comparative Analysis, Economic Factors, Educational Administration, Educational History, Educational Innovation, Educational Needs, Educational Technology, Government Role, Industrial Education, Labor Force Development, Lifelong Learning, School Business Relationship, Statistical Analysis, Student Characteristics
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Catalog No. HE 5.213:13042, $.35)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Adult, Vocational, and Technical Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Note: Report of the UNESCO International Conference on Adult Education (3rd, Tokyo, Japan, July 25-August 7, 1972)