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ERIC Number: ED026549
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1959
Pages: 17
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Programs and Program Planning.
Brunner, Edmund deS.
In contrast to formal credit courses for adults which must conform to standards laid down, the more usual adult education program must be adapted to a variety of needs, motivations, and habits among potential clients. Surveys of the situation are a useful device; the Extension Service has been active in this type of study. Almost all studies agree that the maximum involvement of potential and actual constituents in programing produces the best results; the use of citizens councils or advisory committees has been found to be one of the most universal procedures practiced by adult education agencies. A study testing the use of a counselor in developing a family life program had suggestive results. In public affairs education, studies have shown that in some cases discussion group life is short unless study is followed by action. A study of long term programing based on conference-determined overall objectives and self surveys and discussed by leaders, potential participants, and administrators has shown good initial results. More research is needed on processes of curriculum construction in the more formalized adult education agencies, on counseling, and on values persons attach to formal and informal adult education. (eb)
Adult Education Association of the U.S.A., 1225 19th St., N.W., Washington, D. C. 20036
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Note: Chapter 8 in AN OVERVIEW OF ADULT EDUCATION RESEARCH by Edmund deS. Brunner And Others.