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ERIC Number: ED056286
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Nov-11
Pages: 18
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Instructional Programs in the Adult Education Approach to Community Development.
Hiemstra, Roger P.
A survey was conducted to determine what programs or courses are offered by various universities in community adult education. In addition, the type of curricula need and the job of training professionals for community adult education positions were also studied. Of the 16 universities quieried, 11 responded. Two of the most pertinent courses were found at the University of Michigan and Columbia University, entitled "Leadership in Community Education" and "Community Development as an Educational Process," respectively. A description of the 13 reported courses are presented in Appendix III. The number of courses being offered in the universities contacted are found to be insufficient. Suggestions of possible additions to existing courses or as entirely new course offerings are: (1) A study of the conflict and its relevance for community adult education; (2) The use of the "Ombudsman" approach to evaluation, consultation, and problem solving; (3) The role of the outside audit in assessing and planning for community development and change; (4) An educative involvement in a community; and (5) The use of technology in community development work. Appendix I is a sample of the Information Request Letter, and Appendix II is a listing of Universities and Instructors to Which Request Letters Were Sent. An eight-item bibliography is provided. (DB)
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Note: Paper presented at the Adult Education Association Annual Conference (Des Moines, Iowa, November 11, 1968)