ERIC Number: ED351540
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Residential Adult Education: Trends and Prospects. Discussion Paper in Continuing Education, Number 3.
Field, John, Ed.; Normie, Gerald, Ed.
These papers on the role of residential adult education were first presented at a July 1991 conference at Somerville College, Oxford University, England. After an introduction (Field), the first paper, "Residential Adult Education: History, Concept, and Evaluation" (Bron), offers an historical perspective and recommends defining "residentiality" for both research and evaluation purposes. The second paper, "'Encouraging Citizenship': Adult Residential Education and Training for the 21st Century" (Lieven, Jackson), addresses the relationship between residential colleges and democracy. The third paper, "Residential Adult Education in a Hostile Environment" (Leighton), traces the influences of national and local governmental influences on adult education in Great Britain. The fourth paper, "Learning and Traveling in the Third Age" (Eyland), describes the Australian College for Seniors. The fifth paper, "Minds in Community: A Report and a Project" (Faithfull) describes residential adult education at Braziers Adult College at Ipsden (Oxfordshire, England) and suggests that such colleges should provide training courses in simpler living and redesigned patterns of human existence that consume and pollute less. It suggests that older people, with their experience of making the best of an aging body since about age 40, would be perfect as leaders of this movement of adaptation. (CML)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Citizenship Education, Educational History, Folk Schools, Foreign Countries, Government School Relationship, Life Style, Older Adults, Residential Programs
Department of Continuing Education, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL, England, United Kingdom (2.95 British pounds).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Opinion Papers; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Warwick Univ., Coventry (England). Dept. of Continuing Education.
Identifiers: Australia; Great Britain