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ERIC Number: ED031641
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1957-Sep
Pages: 40
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Adult Education in the Liberal Arts Colleges. Notes and Essays on Education for Adults, No. 17.
Crimi, James E.
In a 1953-54 survey of liberal arts colleges, 233 of the 404 responding colleges reported some provision for adult education. These were among the other findings: (1) proportions of colleges with adult programs were relatively high for Protestant institutions in the Midwest, in the 400-900 range of regular day student enrollment, and communities in the 60,000 to 500,000 population range; (2) credit courses led, followed by noncredit courses, institutes, short courses, lecture series, educational services for denominational constituencies, alumni education, and correspondence study; (3) credit courses were largely in humanities, social and behavioral sciences, business administration, and teacher education; (4) noncredit courses were most extensive in education for business and industry, religious education, and community improvement; (5) in contrast with academically oriented colleges, all the community oriented colleges had some noncredit courses. Numerous educational and community service reasons were cited for offering adult education, together with academic, financial, and other benefits seen in such involvement. (Five tables are included.) (ly)
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Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of Liberal Education for Adults, Brookline, MA.