ERIC Number: ED105287
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Concept Approach to Programming in Adult Education--With Special Application to Extension Education.
Collings, Mary L., Ed.
The document reports a 10-year seminar effort to consider a framework for a series of inquiries valuable to all institutions engaged in curriculum development or programing. The work reported includes the study of the professional role of the extension adult educator and identifies concepts, propositions, procedures, and a model for use in curriculum development. Seminar participants, a group of 17 professors in adult education, pursued areas of their own special interest, including: selection of a suitable model, job expectations and role models, identification of concepts useful to an adult educator, the learner as a source of educational objectives, and applications of the process to selected educational programs. The identification of concepts covered the areas of agriculture, social sciences (economics, sociology), dairy nutrition, and nutrition. Educational programs selected for the application of the process were: graduate education, induction training, induction experience for first-year extension agents, professional inservice education, teaching-learning process, extension program development, nutrition education program for low-income families in Louisiana. Introductory remarks on the background, purpose, and procedure of the seminar, concluding statements of the ongoing research, and a bibliography complete the report. (Author/JB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Concept Formation, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Educational Objectives, Educational Programs, Extension Education, Learning Processes, Program Development, Reports, Role Perception, Teacher Education
National Technical Information Service, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (Order No. PB-234 440)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.