ERIC Number: ED099532
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov-21
Reference Count: N/A
Adult Education in Ireland; A Report of a Committee Appointed by the Minister for Education.
Ministry of Education, Dublin (Ireland).
The committee reports on adult education needs in Ireland and proposes a structure to service them. An initial examination of existing adult education services, published in an interim report with a directory of agencies, stimulated further submissions of information from Ireland and abroad. Basic conclusions on the type of permanent structure needed were derived from assessment of the adult education provision of many statutory and voluntary bodies, the difficulties being experienced by them in the matter of resources, and the ever-increasing demands being made on them for an extension of their services. Although broad in scope, the report is thorough and detailed, and reflects the committee's determination to approach the problem scientifically and to carefully define basic concepts. Philosophical and sociological background is provided; resources are surveyed; and fundamental, training, and special needs are identified. Proposing a structure for adult education, the committee emphasizes the concept of permanent education (continuous learning), the fragmented nature of Irish education, and the need for a definite system, framework and organization within which adult education can function and develop. Extensive and specific recommendations are made, based on the findings. (AJ)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Adult Education, Community Organizations, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Educational Finance, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Educational Philosophy, Educational Research, Educational Resources, Educational Sociology, Foreign Countries, Government Role, National Programs, National Surveys, Organizational Development, Private Agencies, Program Costs, Program Development, Public Agencies, Voluntary Agencies
Government Publications Sales Office, G.P.O., Arcade, Dublin 1, Ireland (30p)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ministry of Education, Dublin (Ireland).
Identifiers - Location: Ireland; United Kingdom (Great Britain)