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ERIC Number: ED109405
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr-9
Pages: 23
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The Evaluation of Adult High Schools: An Engine for School Improvement.
Mason, Robert C.
In order to ensure that man keeps step with the changes in the world it is necessary to continue the learning process throughout adulthood. Although many authorities see obsolescence as the only alternative to continuing education, some authorities and professions are beginning to speak of mandatory adult education. Since adult education is based on the precept of the adult learner as a volunteer, the basic philosophy of adult education is attacked when it becomes compulsory. Furthermore, regulation raises questions of who will regulate and what criteria will they use. Whether compulsory or not, however, there is a need for the revitalization of adult education, a process which will have to originate in the education profession. To this end the North Central Association's standards for adult high schools provide a step in the right direction. Now, when elementary and secondary school enrollments are dropping, it might be opportune to deflect some educational resources into adult continuing education rather than have the funds eliminated from educational budgets. Although the task of continuing education for adults may forever remain unfulfilled, all educators must do everything in their power to help adults meet their educational needs now and in the future. (JR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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