ERIC Number: ED026592
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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CSLEA In Retrospect; A Final Report From the Center for the Study of Liberal Education for Adults.
Three phases have been identified in the life of the Center for the Study of Liberal Education for Adults (CSLEA); a search for relevance and purpose (1951-55); a period of involvement, innovation, and influence (1956-61); and an operational period of diversification, staff consolidation, and shrinking budgets (1962-68). CSLEA has produced interest and participation in program planning and experimentation in liberal adult education, a climate more conducive to change, increasing numbers of innovative programs at Brooklyn College and other institutions, a large body of pertinent literature, and publications and administrative structures for promoting professional and liberal adult education. Both the history and the demise of the CSLEA suggest several requisites for a change agent; a more or less independent organization; enough seed money for experimental and demonstration programs; active field involvement in testing and development; concentration of activities and energies on a reasonable number of concerns; a diversified plan of action and supporting services; a vigorous leadership role; and firm, clear-cut policies reflected in activities and methods. (Included is an evaluative summary chart of CSLEA special degree programs, seminars, and other activities.) (ly)
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Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of Liberal Education for Adults, Brookline, MA.