ERIC Number: ED025240
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Adult Education in the Junior College.
Roueche, John E.
Junior College Research Review, v3 n3 November 1968
This brief review of seven documents in the Clearinghouse for Junior College Information collection indicates the growing interest in adult and continuing education on the local, state, and national levels. This related to (1) the improving educational level of the general population, (2) the changing and increasingly complex world, (3) increasing leisure, and (4) the rising standard of living. Junior colleges are in a unique position to meet the diverse demands of a rapidly-changing society. As shown by the abundance of federally supported programs in America's 2-year colleges, a major emphasis in the future will be on the training and retraining of adults. Our technological society is going to demand continuing adult education. Greater involvement with local employers is necessary in planning future adult programs. There is no sound research to suggest that instructors of adults need special attributes or characteristics not common to instructors in other areas. There appears, however, to be a problem relating to "credits" for adult education courses and this issue affects the staffing possibilities available to the junior college. If a "credit course" requires an instructor with a master's degree, the adult education program is in real jeopardy. Junior colleges are going to enroll more and more adult students in the future. More viable programs are needed to accommodate this increased number of students. (RM)
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Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Junior Colleges, Los Angeles, CA.; American Association of Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.