ERIC Number: ED036303
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Nov
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Seeds of Change; A Report and Evaluation of a Four-Year Adult Education Project in the Vigo County Public Library.
Warren, E. Theodore
The Adult Education Project, conducted for four years at what is now the Vigo County Public Library, Terre Haute, Indiana, was an attempt to discover what could be done to improve a community's informal adult education programs by adding a doctorate-level adult educator to the staff of the public library and by making his services available to the public. This report draws out significant examples of what happened, summarizes the major results of the program, and suggests future courses of action at the Vigo County Public Library. It is generally concluded that the informal adult education activities in the Terre Haute area have been expanded and improved as a result of the project, and to a lesser extent formal programs have also been improved. Specific recommendations cover: (1) continuing efforts to determine the nature of and future course for the library's adult education program, (2) determining objectives of the library, (3) increased measurement of the effectiveness of the adult education program, (4) continued dissemination of suggestions and program training for individuals and groups in the community and library staff members, (5) re-examination of the objectives of the Group Services Department, and (6) the acquisition of the services of another professional adult educator. Appended is an evaluation of the adult education project by Helen D. Lyman. (Author/JB)
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Sponsor: Indiana State Library, Indianapolis.
Authoring Institution: Vigo County Public Library, Terre Haute, IN.