ERIC Number: ED106484
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-May-7
Reference Count: N/A
Continuing Education and North American Society. Occasional Paper No. 1.
Fast, R. G.
The author defines and examines briefly continuing education as the process by which life-long educational needs of the individual and society are met, requiring new administration and community involvement. The paper also examines in outline form the societal context in which individuals which make up that society find themselves today, in terms of interdependence, rich and poor nations, and a changing occupational structure. The changes in the future are discussed in regard to health and life, environment and technology. There are individual and societal needs for continuing education that revolve around coping with the knowledge explosion; solving community problems; enriching one's life; pursuing interests; and upgrading professions, careers and jobs. In tabular form, the author explains one taxonomy of the categories of Community Service Programs and examples of such programs in Alberta. Another taxonomy dealing with self-development, community development, and program development functions is defined. The conclusion provides recommendations for effective community leadership in implementing these programs. (JB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pacific Association for Continuing Education, Burnaby (British Columbia).
Identifiers - Location: Canada