ERIC Number: ED043846
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
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The Indiana Plan: A Revision and Abridgement of Design for Adult Education in the Church.
Bergevin, Paul; McKinley, John
The Indiana Plan for Adult Religious education is a tested framework of action and training within which an effective adult education program can evolve. The plan is intended to help people in the understanding of and service to God. It aims to: stimulate adults to recognize that some of their religious education needs can be met through educational programs; assist lay people in devising and conducting educational programs to meet these needs; and encourage people to use their educational opportunities and talents actively through the church and community. The Indiana Plan develops in any church where the cooperation of the clergyman is enlisted. Groups of 12-15 persons each are trained to become a learning team. Emphasis is placed on training, freedom of expression, active individual participation, sharing in program development, voluntary learning activities, formal and informal procedures, and outward growth. The plan was found to be effective in improving interpersonal understanding and communication. (There is a bibliography and an index.) (PT)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Behavior Change, Church Programs, Educational Needs, Group Experience, Individual Development, Individual Needs, Lay People, Participation, Program Development, Religious Education, Self Expression, Trainers
Indiana University, Bureau of Studies in Adult Education, Bliimington, Indiana 47401 (no price quoted)
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Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington.