ERIC Number: ED083407
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Oct
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Adult Education in Church and Synagogue: A Review of Selected Recent Literature.
Long, Huey B.
Although churches and synagogues have greater contact with adults than any other social institution they have traditionally focused educational efforts on the young. Reviews of adult education programs sponsored by religious institutions are examined in four areas: participants; concepts; programing; and personnel and instructional techniques. The literature generally was published since 1965 and indicates that adult education in churches and synagogues is experiencing differentiation and integration. There are problems of conceptualization, structure, finances, personnel, and techniques. Within this framework of developing programs, conceptual bases range from strict religious emphasis to secular ones. Much of the criticism is directed toward traditional Bible study taught through formal lecture. Another problem area is personnel--most teachers and leaders are amateurs in teaching and theology. Some of the eighty-nine references are annotated. (MS)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Programs, Church Programs, Church Role, Educational Programs, Judaism, Literature Reviews, Religious Cultural Groups
Publications in Continuing Education, Syracuse University, 224 Huntington Hall, Syracuse, N. Y. 13210 ($2.50)
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Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. Publications Program in Continuing Education.; Syracuse Univ., NY. ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult Education.