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ERIC Number: ED045930
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 80
Abstractor: N/A
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Special Adult Degree Programs.
Kearney, Kevin E., Ed.
The reflections of 79 participants attending a national conference on special adult degree programs are synthesized. The central theme of the first session was the identification of the most appropriate content for a liberal studies curriculum. Session 2 expressed concern over major problems: the transient nature of man; the role of accrediting agencies as partners in innovation; student selection; performance of adult students; and the needs being met by special adult degree programs. Session 3 was concerned with five questions about independent study: What is it? What are the best means of supporting it? What kind of faculty is needed? What are their roles? How should they be paid? The fourth session underscored the need for careful choice of faculty for the adult degree program. The commentators in Session 5 indicated that evaluation needs to be varied, comprehensive, and sequential, and that instruments based on normal distributions are appropriate for only some purposes. In Session 6 educators were advised to keep in touch with reality when preparing people for future jobs. The final session focused upon the educator's attitude as the key to innovation. (A list of the participants is included.) (NL)
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Authoring Institution: State Univ. System of Florida, Tallahassee.; University of South Florida, Tampa.
Note: Proceedings of a national conference held at General Telephone Facility (Tampa, Florida, January 28-30, 1970)