ERIC Number: ED047286
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1961
Reference Count: 0
Forms and Forces in University Adult Education.
Carey, James T.
This report summarizes information from an extensive study of university adult education conducted through questionnaires sent to the Association of University Evening Colleges, National University Extension Association institutions, and a sample of liberal arts colleges, plus interviews with various officials in 18 colleges and universities. Though particularly focused on liberal adult education, it is a very detailed study of the range of forces which favor or impede the growth of adult education in American higher education. Following a chapter on the history of university adult education and one on the status of liberal education programing, the report explores such factors as tradition, nature of the personnel, financial arrangements, goals and objectives, the community context, etc. A model growth cycle of adult education divisions is suggested and profiles of various types of divisions are presented. Appendix 1 gives notes on the methdology used for the study. Many tables are included. (EB)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Fund for Adult Education, White Plains, NY.
Authoring Institution: Center for the Study of Liberal Education for Adults, Brookline, MA.