ERIC Number: ED183113
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: 0
The Adult Student and British Higher Education.
British higher education's response to the emerging adult education trend is examined in this monograph. Examined are the following: institutions of higher education and their contribution to the education of adults; educational access; mode of study; financial support; the need for greater adult participation; various observations on the state of adult education; and concluding remarks centering on further developments in adult education. Tables provided indicate substantial evidence that adult education is definitely on the upswing and remains so in the near future. Institutions examined have readjusted traditional admission requirements and modes of study to accommodate adult educational demand. Attention is given to the need for financial support to make possible an adult's continuing education. It is concluded that institutions planning policy around the 18-year-old incoming freshman may suffer in the future; future emphasis on adult education may be the saving factor for higher education institutions. References are provided along with a publications list from the European Cultural Foundation Institute of Education. (LC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Admission Criteria, Adult Learning, Adult Students, Curriculum Development, Degree Requirements, Educational Demand, Educational Planning, Enrollment Projections, Financial Needs, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Lifelong Learning, Needs Assessment, Student Financial Aid
Publications Officer, Institute of Education, European Cultural Foundation, Universite de Paris IX-Dauphine, Pl. du Ml de Lattre de Tassigny, 75ll6 Paris, France
Publication Type: Reports - General; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Cultural Foundation, Paris (France). Inst. of Education.
Identifiers: Great Britain