ERIC Number: ED157848
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The History and Development of Public School Adult and Community Education in Michigan, 1862-1977.
The history of adult and community education in Michigan since 1862 can be divided into five major periods. In the first period, 1862-1930, adult and evening education was instituted by Henri A. Hobart in the Upper Peninsula and was extended by Frank Cody in Detroit. During the second period, the 1930s, Charles Stewart Mott and Frank J. Manly laid groundwork for community education and the Department of Public Instruction administered numerous adult education programs to counteract deleterious effects of the depression years. During the third period, the 1940s, the Department of Public Instruction embarked on an experimental adult education program. In 1948, passage of the State Aid Act allowed reimbursement to schools for pupils over 21 years of age. In the period of the 1950s and 1960s, additional state legislation was enacted to provide adult basic education, high school completion programs, and G.E.D. equivalency. The final major period of educational development, 1970-77, reveals gradual progress of funding by the state for adult and community education programs in leisure and enrichment, basic skills review, business and industrial subjects, precollege entrance, preparation for retirement, senior citizen orientation, community development, and foreign languages. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Adults, Community Education, Educational Finance, Educational History, Educational Legislation, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, Institutional Role, Program Descriptions, Public Education, State History, State Programs, State School District Relationship, Statewide Planning
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Dept. of Education, Lansing. Adult Extended Learning Services.