ERIC Number: ED028407
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Challenge to the University; An Inquiry into the University's Responsibility for Adult Education. Notes and Essays on Education for Adults, 35.
An exploration was made of trends in continuing education at the University of California (Berkeley and Los Angeles), Michigan, Michigan State, Oregon State, Wayne University, Illinois, Harvard, New York University, the University of Chicago, and several other universities. The university was discussed as basically a community of scholars, and an assessment was made of what its role is, or should be, in society. Examples were provided of conventional extension education, broadly based educational services, and professional and general continuing education. Certain issues faced in organizing for service were examined: whether such service is to be integral or peripheral; whether to stress formal credit programs or informal noncredit work; whether programs will be centralized or decentralized; whether faculty members or nonfaculty will be used and on what basis, and whether services should be subsidized or required to be self-supporting. A trend was seen toward greater cooperation, and in some cases coordination, in relationships with other universities; instances of both were described. Finally, a four-dimensional educational system, incorporating continuing education with primary, secondary, and higher education, was urged. (ly)
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Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of Liberal Education for Adults, Brookline, MA.