ERIC Number: ED106500
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec-1
Thrust for Relevance: Report of the Statewide Study on Adult and Continuing Education.
Texas Coll. and Univ. System, Austin. Coordinating Board.
The study was commissioned for two purposes: (1) to document the specific needs for continuing education and community service in Texas and (2) to develop a plan through which needed post-secondary education could be made available to adults. The goals of continuing education and community service revolve around new opportunities for all groups, new flexibility in methods, programing through research, and curricula reflecting new content. Basic issues facing adult educators are: the dimensions of need for continuing education and community service; ways to serve the adult education market; financing; coordination; and quality education. A listing of sponsored programs, data in graph form on enrollment and adult participation in education are included. The need for a knowledge of a variety of skills and available resources to meet the needs of community is regarded as one of a partnership between educational institutions, the State, industry, advisory councils, and private institutions. Recommendations cover the areas of: new opportunities for adults, new programs, establishing advisory councils, shared financing by State and student, and curriculum development. A summary of yearly costs concludes the study. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Coll. and Univ. System, Austin. Coordinating Board.
Identifiers - Location: Texas