ERIC Number: ED098986
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Interrelating of Library and Basic Education Services for Disadvantaged Adults: A Demonstration of Four Alternative Working Models. Annual Report. Volume II.
Morehead State Univ., KY. Appalachian Adult Education Center.
A theoretical overview was developed as background for the Appalachian Adult Education Center (AAEC) research into cooperative service to disadvantaged adults by the public library and the public schools. Enormous needs to expand educational services to adults in the United States were identified. An historical review of educational and library services indicated that a large part of the reason for the gap between educational preparation and life needs in this technological age is that educational institutions view their mission as the transfer and preservation of cultures rather than as the change agent for those cultures. The study demonstrated that obstacles preventing the initiation and coordination of services to disadvantaged adults could be overcome in the presence of a middleman or catalyst such as the AAEC. (Author/PF)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Delivery Systems, Disadvantaged, Financial Support, Geographic Location, Institutional Cooperation, Librarians, Library Extension, Library Services, Outreach Programs, Poverty Areas, Professional Personnel, Program Development, Public Libraries, Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Libraries and Learning Resources (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Morehead State Univ., KY. Appalachian Adult Education Center.