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ERIC Number: ED071087
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 289
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A Critical Analysis of Three Case Examples of Humanities Education Programs for Adults.
Vorce, Armand Ernest
The purpose of this study was to discover the concepts of humanities education and adult education and apply them as a model for analyzing humanities education programs for adults. The literature related to the goals and content of humanities education and the methods and design of adult education was reviewed, yielding basic elements allowing construction of a model. Three adult education institutions offering humanities education programs were then compared with the model. The major findings were that (1) the philosophy and goals of each institution generally harmonized with the model, (2) there was an absence of participative planning and of evaluative processes in the methods and design of adult education, and (3) there were discrepancies between the model and the actual practices of each institution. It was also discovered that each institution lacked enough trained adult educators. (Author/DI)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Boston University School of Education