ERIC Number: ED038551
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Needs--of People and Their Communities--and the Adult Educator: A Review of the Literature of Need Determination.
McMahon, Ernest E.
Focusing on community education and development, this literature review analyzes the problem of determining community and individual needs; the issue of relevance to the community; the meaning of need (as opposed to interests or desires); and the use of community studies, listening posts, surveys, and power structure analysis as evaluation tools. The issue of relevance in particular is examined with respect to teaching versus action, disciplines versus the interdisciplinary approach, static programs, and the setting of program objectives. An 88 item annotated bibliography touches on adult basic education, vocational education, rural development, social change, professional continuing education, training design, participation, and other pertinent concerns. ERIC ordering information and a list of publications by the ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult Education are also included. (LY)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Annotated Bibliographies, Community Development, Correctional Education, Disadvantaged, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Industrial Training, Management Development, Military Training, Needs, Professional Continuing Education, Rural Development, Vocational Education
Adult Education Association of the U.S.A., 1225 19th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult Education.