ERIC Number: ED023959
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Reference Count: 0
The Emerging City and Higher Adult Education.
Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.
To meet the challenge of a growing urban population with more older members and more leisure time, higher adult education must concern itself with values, attitudes, and understanding as opposed to simple skills, facts, and information; and new methods for deriving objectives must be developed. Higher adult education should be liberal adult education stressing skills of decision-making and public responsibility; more attention must be paid to cultural and arts education. A major component of developing programs must be education about the city, using the resources of the city and the city itself as methods and materials. Administrators and programers must become increasingly concerned with widening their audiences so they involve not only the elite but also the man in the street. Adult educators have it within their power to turn changes in the emerging city into the means of enlarging their horizons and stimulating their imaginations. (These papers were presented at the Tulane University Institute for Deans and Directors of Adult Education held in New Orleans and at the Summer Graduate Workshop for Administrators of Higher Adult Education held at the University of Tennessee, both in 1963.) (aj)
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Authoring Institution: Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.