ERIC Number: ED110835
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Development of Adult Education Graduate Programs.
Knox, Alan B.; And Others
Prepared at the request of the executive committee of the Commission of the Professors of Adult Education, the monograph explores problems and solutions that American and Canadian professors of adult education report in initiating and revising graduate programs. Survey questionnaires (approximately two-thirds return rate) were sent to one professor at each institutional graduate program included on the 1972-73 membership listing in the Commission of the Professors of Adult Education. The questionnaire consisted of three parts: program characteristics, four items on each of 22 issues related to program initiation/revision, and comments on starting a new program. An age-of-program categorization was used throughout the data analysis to identify developmental trends. Twenty to 70 percent of the programs reported problems related to 10 widespread issues: the number of professors in the program, their mix of competencies, their departmental location, the specialized adult education courses, the process for approval and modification of courses, ways to relate out-of-department courses to adult education, combined department arrangements, the attraction of able graduate students, the function of faculty research, and the chairman's role in obtaining support for the adult education graduate program. Each of these issues is described in one of the monograph's 10 sub-sections. (EA)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Education Courses, Educational Problems, Graduate School Faculty, Graduate Study, Interdisciplinary Approach, National Surveys, Problem Solving, Program Development, Questionnaires
Adult Education Association of the USA, 810 18th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006 ($2.00 to professional, contributing and organizational AEA members and to bookstores; $2.25 to all other AEA members; $2.50 to all others)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Adult Education Association of U.S.A., Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Canada