ERIC Number: ED192070
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Enabling Six Thousand Persons. A Report and Recommendations for the Professional Development of Adult Educators in Iowa.
Smith, Douglas H.
Representatives from two- and four-year colleges, universities, business, industry, government, and religous organizations formed an advisory committee to develop guidelines and recommendations for providing professional development opportunities for persons coordinating or conducting adult programs in Iowa. After conducting several surveys and meetings the group developed seven recommendations: (1) the committee should become an advisory committee to various Iowa committees for continuing and adult education; (2) the advisory committee should identify and report on professional development needs of adult educators in Iowa; (3) full-time adult educators should demonstrate competencies in adult education and evaluation methods; (4) part-time adult educators should have development activities related to specific needs expressed by teachers and administrators in teaching and evaluation methods; (5) professional development programs should be standardized and disseminated; (6) degree credit earned for such programs should be accepted by colleges and universities without transfer requirements; and (7) professional achievements of adult educators should be publicized. The committee has endorsed these recommendations for implementation in Iowa and throughout the country on a voluntary and cooperative basis. (MN)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines.
Authoring Institution: Drake Univ., Des Moines, IA. Coll. for Continuing Education.
Note: Sponsored through the Iowa Community Service and Continuing Education Program.