ERIC Number: ED028376
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1962
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A Ten Year Report of The Fund For Adult Education; 1951-1961.
Fund for Adult Education, White Plains, NY.
The final report describes the activities of The Fund for Adult Education since its organization by the Ford Foundation in 1951. The Fund was established to develop, encourage, strengthen, and expand programs, organizations, and research in liberal adult education primarily in the areas of world, political, and economic affairs, and the humanities. The development of educational television took place in three phases (1948-52, 1952-55, and 1956-61), and involved the three synchronized elements of public and professional preparation, physical facilities and financing, and programing. The Fund sought to increase the study discussion method by giving major support to national organizations already providing programs; engaging in experimentation in production, distribution, use and financing of groups; and supporting research studies in effectiveness of the discussion method. Establishment and support of local institutions and organizations developed in three phases: Test Cities program; Test Centers project; and development of the Demonstration Centers. Work with national organizations involved strengthening of those committed to adult education, persuading others to undertake such efforts, or creating new ones to carry out educational activities. Fellowships were made available to lay and professional leaders, and for planning training programs. (pt)
Descriptors: Adult Educators, Discussion, Educational Television, Fellowships, General Education, Lay People, National Organizations, Organizations (Groups), Private Financial Support, Program Development, Program Evaluation
Library of Continuing Education, 107 Roney Lane, Syracuse, N.Y. 13210 ($.35)
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Authoring Institution: Fund for Adult Education, White Plains, NY.