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ERIC Number: ED110849
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Apr-18
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Study of the Coordination of the Higher Adult Education Function Within State Systems.
Parker, Robert
The paper reports the findings of a two-tier data survey involving the chief executive officers of State systems of higher education in determining the extent of their coordination-control of higher adult education. The first general phase of the study indicated that 42 of the 50 systems surveyed had responsibility for higher adult education. In phase two, the 12 State systems having a high degree of involvement in the coordination-control of higher adult education were grouped into three basic models: the voluntary model, the central unit plus regional organizations model, and the central unit at the State level model. Major findings of phase two indicate that a majority of the 12: play a major part in the administration and governance, conduct statewide planning, pay more attention to planning outcomes than to actual planning, allocate functions to institutions according to their strengths and capabilities, have authority over program review, pay slight attention to resource allocation and utilization, take part in evaluation, assign jurisdiction over programing based on the nature and mission of the institution, do not provide financial aid to adult part-time students on a par with full-time on campus students, and rarely employ non-traditional formats. (JR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Adult Education Research Conference (St. Louis, April, 1975)