ERIC Number: ED169215
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Future Directions for a Learning Society.
College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.
The College Board's Future Directions for a Learning Society (FDLS) program has increasingly focused on improving access and transition for adult learners. The "learning society" is a name for what is happening and for an ideal. The challenge is to build bridges from what is to what could be. Although over seventeen million adult Americans participate in organized education or learning activities, the needs for education and educational services remain great. To meet some of these needs, the FDLS has initiated a program (1) to make projections of future societal trends and needs that have implications for adult learning, (2) to disseminate information on the needs of adult learners and of agencies, institutions, and others that serve them, (3) to promote improved public policy and public understanding about lifelong learning, and (4) to establish services to improve adult access and transitions to learning opportunities. (CSS)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Futures (of Society), Information Dissemination, Lifelong Learning, Policy Formation, Program Descriptions, Program Development
College Board Publication Orders, Box 2815, Princeton, New Jersey 08541 (free)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: EXXON Education Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board, New York, NY.
Identifiers: Future Directions for a Learning Society