ERIC Number: ED047208
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969
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A Descriptive Analysis of the Adult Education Methodology and the Non-Threatening Approach to Adult Education as Practiced by the Institute of Lifetime Learning, Washington, D.C.
Blake, Clarence Napoleon
A study was made of the Institute of Lifetime Learning in Washington, D.C.; data were gathered by observation over an 11-month period and through interviews with 19 instructors. An analysis of the findings indicate the following: (1) The institute's philosophy is the provision of non-threatening education for older or retired adults; (2) Instruction is given through traditional lecture-discussion, demonstration-performance, or informal seminar; (3) There are short courses and no assigned home work; (4) Progress is based on student abilities rather than on curriculum. The facilities of the institute were designed or purchased with older adults in mind. It is conveniently located in the heart of Washington, D.C. Public transportation in the city and outlying districts is available. (Author/NL)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Environment, Educational Methods, Educational Philosophy, Equipment, Facilities, Investigations, Observation, Older Adults
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Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC.