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ERIC Number: ED025691
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Oct-25
Pages: 13
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Adult Education: The Challenge to the Junior College.
Griffith, William S.
The increasing number of community junior colleges and the changing adult characteristics contribute to the expansion of the size and scope of junior college adult education. Forces which tend to restrict this development to conventional classroom programs are the definition of adult education as a community service inferior to transfer and terminal programs, the lack of imagination shown in adult classes, the ill-conceived state reimbursement schemes, the lack of cooperation with adult educators in other institutions, and the lack of training for administrators. Five action steps are proposed: (1) distinguishing between educational activities and community service programs; (2) strengthening existing agencies of adult education in the community and providing information on available programs; (3) providing unique courses which draw on the special resources of the junior college; (4) assessing community problems and developing programs to meet them, and (5) involving administrators in continuing education. (pt)
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Note: Address presented at the Third Annual Illinois Junior College Conference, Rockford, Illinois, October 25, 1968.