ERIC Number: ED113455
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr-7
Reference Count: N/A
Study of Adult Education--Progress Report.
Kurland, Norman D.
A summary of the first nine months of the study on "The Education of Adults in New York in the Last Quarter of the Twentieth Century," the report has further explored what public policies and programs might serve to increase the participation of adults in individualized learning activities by examining the issues of: (1) financing, (2) information, (3) counseling, (4) adult learning goals, and (5) the role of the media, particularly television. An approach to financing adult learning that has generated much interest has been a universal lifelong educational entitlement plan to guarantee access to education for individuals throughout their lives. Several State papers related to the concept are presently being considered at the national level. Other possibilities being explored are the opportunities available through private resources. Effective information dissemination appears to be through existing agencies. Additional study is needed to determine how augmented vocational/educational counseling services can be provided. Only preliminary probes have been made into the issues of adult learning goals and the role of educational television. Action plans include discussion at State/regional adult education conferences, continued participation in the national exploration of the entitlement concept, and increased publicity on the lifelong learning concept. (EA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Identifiers - Location: New York