ERIC Number: ED333147
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
TACSCE Research Annual 1990. Volume 6, Number 1, Fall 1990.
Texas Association for Community Service and Continuing Education.
This volume contains papers of interest to Texas Association for Community Service and Continuing Education (TACSCE) members. The editorial, "Planning to Fail" (Silvia Lesko), emphasizes the importance of strategic planning. A perspective paper, titled "Continuing Education as a Vehicle for Economic Development and/or Recovery" (Phillip Speegle), looks at the role of continuing education in the next decade. "The Humanities in Texas Continuing Education" (Mary McIntire) is the President's Award paper. Based on a survey of 67 TACSCE institutions (32 responses), it takes the position that humanities programs are worth doing; public humanities programming is alive and well, though not necessarily in university and college continuing education; humanities programming can succeed in urban and rural areas; and TACSCE should assume a leadership role in humanities public programming in Texas. The runner-up President's Award paper is "An Exploratory Study of Nonparticipation by Older Adults in Organized Educational Activities" (Allan Pevoto). It reports a study to identify the reasons for nonparticipation through interviews with 33 older adult nonparticipants. Two major categories are suggested as describing the basis for nonparticipation: a negative self-image and lack of interest in courses offered. "1989 Personnel Profile/Salary Survey and Institutional Profile" (Howard Smith et al.) presents results of a comprehensive survey of 281 institutions regarding continuing education personnel, salaries, and programming. (YLB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Association for Community Service and Continuing Education.
Note: Foreword by Howard W. Smith, Jr.