ERIC Number: ED047230
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Adult and Continuing Education. Special Study Number 5 of the National Education Finance Project.
Thomas, J. Alan; Griffith, William S.
This study examined relationships between adult education provisions and their use, especially in the public school context. Data were drawn from five school districts in ten states. Nationwide adult participation in various fields of study was surveyed, followed by involvement by government at all levels. Such concepts as investment versus consumption, available educational opportunities, local income and educational levels, and the nature of private and social demand, were introduced as a theoretical basis for studying financial support to adult and continuing education. Constitutional and legislative provisions within a number of states were then outlined. Analyses were also made of adult educational demand (including actual enrollments and expenditures) in the 50 sample school districts; decision making and other elements (staffing, salaries, equipment, and so on) in the actual production of educational services; and differing approaches to adult education employed in Chicago, Detroit, Los Angeles, and New York. Finally, attention was given to existing and possible decision making procedures relevant to program selection. (There is an error in paging but no missing text.) (LY)
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Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL. Midwest Administration Center.