ERIC Number: ED026607
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967
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History of the Army General Educational Development Program; Origin, Significance, and Implications.
Strehlow, Louis Harold
The changing and expanding aspects of adult education in the armed forces from the years prior to World War I to 1967 are reported. Previous to, and during, World War I, civilian welfare groups provided recreation and entertainment for soldiers. The army began taking responsibility for soldier morale by establishing a Morale Division in 1941 and organized the United States Armed Forces Institute. Literacy training was conducted by the Adjutant General during World War II. The Army Education Program provided correspondence courses, leisure time activities, counseling, and foreign language training. The present GED program, established in 1956, conducts off duty educational programs (elementary through graduate level courses) under civilian educators. The present civilian educational level of Army personnel is the highest in the history of the army; the provision for educational opportunities for soldiers will undoubtedly be considered one of the outstanding adult education innovations of the century. (author/pt)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Armed Forces, College Curriculum, Correspondence Study, Counseling, Doctoral Dissertations, History, Language Instruction, Leisure Time, Literacy Education, Morale, Program Development, Secondary School Curriculum, Welfare Services
University Microfilms, 300 N. Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor Michigan 48106 (Order No. 67-15,939, MF $3.00, Xerography $9.45).
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Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests