ERIC Number: ED023972
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Opinions of School Superintendents on Adult Education.
National Education Association, Washington, DC. Research Div.
A survey was made (1) to obtain the op"nions of school superintendents as to the responsibility for adult education, purposes of public school adult education, issues in administration, the importance of various fields of instruction, and suitable means of financing and (2) to learn which school systems have adult education programs. Responses tended to affirm the need for adult education, the responsibility of public schools, multiple purposes for public school adult education, the high importance of elementary and secondary adult education, americanization and citizenship education, vocational education, and home and family life education, and the slightly lesser importance of community services and assorted programs (general, cultural, public affairs, agricultural, and health and safety education) and of improving public understanding of public school education. Opinion was about evenly divided between public funds or tuition alone and financing by a variety of sources. Over half the schools had adult education programs, largely vocational or mixed. This document is available in hardcopy from the National Education Association, 1201 Sixteenth St., N.W., Washington 20036 ($.75). (ly)
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Authoring Institution: National Education Association, Washington, DC. Research Div.