ERIC Number: ED036777
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-May
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An Historical Study of Adult Education Programs of the Brigham Young University from 1921-1966.
Smith, Keith L.
The history of the development of adult education and extension at Brigham Young University began in 1921 with President Harris's proposal for an extension division and for a Department of Social Leadership, Education, and Religion. The Extension Division's aim was to carry to Mormons the philosophy of the University as well as to offer formal and informal instruction. In the beginning, the Division was divided into the Bureaus of Correspondence, Lectures and Entertainments, Publications, and Social Service. By 1924, extension was reaching all but two Utah counties, the first successful Leadership Week had been organized, and the Audiovisual Department had been started. Growth was slow for the first 25 years. It has since expanded rapidly to embrace such activities as home study, an evening school, study travel, and annual Education Week (formerly Leadership Week), off campus lectures and conferences, and four continuing education centers serving Utah, Idaho, and southern California. An adult degree program is also being considered. (The document includes a brief history of Mormon adult education.) (ly)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Instruction, Community Education, Conferences, Continuing Education Centers, Correspondence Study, Enrollment, Extension Education, Field Trips, History, Masters Theses, Religious Cultural Groups
Library, Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah 84601
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Authoring Institution: Brigham Young Univ., Provo, UT.