ERIC Number: ED053377
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Sep
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Residential Continuing Education.
Houle, Cyril O.
The theme of this discursive essay is residential continuing education: its definition, its development along somewhat different lines in Europe and in America, and its practice in university centers in the United States. Continuing education includes any learning or teaching program that is based on the assumptions that the learners have studied some related body of content previously and that they wish to carry on the process further. Practical considerations usually make it necessary for an adult to spend only a short time away from his normal environment. Thus, residential education customarily has a compass of from one day to several months. Four patterns of residential education emerge: (1) structured so that all daily activities focus on the learning process, (2) structured so that daily activities are closely related to the learning process, (3) structured so that activities have little relation to learning, and (4) structured so that daily activities have no relation to learning. One conclusion reached in this essay is that in the 20 years since major university centers of residential continuing education appeared, they have made progress toward establishing themselves as important instruments of an old conception of teaching. (CK)
Syracuse University Press, Box 8, University Station, Syracuse, N.Y. 13210 ($3.00)
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Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. Publications Program in Continuing Education.
Note: Notes and Essays on Education for Adults No. 70