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ERIC Number: ED023982
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Pages: 14
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Concerns About Adult Education.
Schroeder, Wayne L.
A national survey (1961-62) revealed that only one adult out of five participates annually in educative activities; the graduate's negative attitude toward education needs to be replaced by an appreciation for life-long learning. Some weaknesses might be overcome through introduction of adult education programs in universities, as well as off-campus inservice training and degree programs and establishment of community councils for coordinating the various aspects of adult education activities. New fast-reacting systems of leadership training can be developed and the quality of the personnel in the field improved. At present, the efforts of adult education agencies are fragmented and no one seems willing to assume a leadership role. Public agencies of adult education should have a system for continuous and reliable data collection, and broader and more balanced programs. The relationship between non-profit and profit-making organizations needs examination to ensure that public funds are not used in the interest of the few. Relationships among national, state, and local agencies must be examined with a view to curtailing overlapping and duplication and to facilitating coordination, consolidation, and decentralization. (nl)
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