ERIC Number: ED021204
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Publication Date: 1968
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The College and Its Community; A Conference on Purpose and Direction in the Education of Adults. CSLEA Occasional Papers, Number 16.
Center for the Study of Liberal Education for Adults, Brookline, MA.
At a conference on the college and its community, papers were presented by leaders of universities that had participated in the "sister-college plan" for training adult educators, sponsored by the Negro College Committee on Adult Education. The University of Wisconsin has taken the lead in moving beyond its campus, with no boundaries of geography, time, methods, clientele, or subject matter. Syracuse University has recognized its community commitments by providing leadership training, pilot and innovative programs, brokerage of community resources, theater programs, social criticism, and funding from outside sources. In their programs of remedial, vocational, and continuing education at Norkolk State College, Tuskegee Institute, and Opportunities Industrialization Centers, commitment has been to the rehabilitation of the disadvantaged. Federal funds are available for programs from other sources than Title I and the Adult Education Act, such as the Office of Economic Opportunity, the Administration on Aging, and the Department of Commerce; in some cases, state and local funds may be available. We have to sell adult education on a project-by-project basis; the important thing is to conceive imaginative projects relating university resources to community needs. We must accept the commitment that continuing education and retraining are proper functions of universities. (eb)
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Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of Liberal Education for Adults, Brookline, MA.