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ERIC Number: ED032454
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1966-Sep-23
Pages: 18
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Promising Directions for Research Regarding Adult Education in Latin America.
Knox, Alan B.
Documents about adult education in Latin America at the Survey and Analysis Center of the Adult Education Association of the U.S.A. were reviewed to identify promising research directions. A theoretical framework for research should be developed and should include definitions of concepts and variables in different settings and identification of problem areas for study. A working relationship with persons in Latin America should be established and an inventory listing made of available materials. Other studies should include validation information on national reports; program descriptions; case studies of effective programs; descriptions of specific professional practices; needs, problems, and clientele toward whom programs are directed; needs not being met; comparative studies; approaches useful in other countries; contributions of adult education in preparing national development plans; characteristics of programs which are most effective; study of criterion measures; analysis of critical incidents; evaluation of return on investment; and user studies. The Adult Education Association could encourage research by making available suggestions for research, by providing opportunities for conferences, and possibly by helping to secure funding. (eb)
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