ERIC Number: ED113457
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Feb-5
Reference Count: N/A
Financing Life-Long Learning: An Approach to an Age-Neutral Educational Entitlement.
Kurland, Norman D.
Part of the study on "The Education of Adults in New York in the Last Quarter of the Twentieth Century," the paper presents one entitlement approach, in the form of an outline/analysis of a possible bill that might be developed, as an alternative to financing life-long learning. The paper is intended to stimulate further discussion of the idea of Educational Entitlement (EE). Main provisions of the hypothetical bill would entitle every adult American to receive an annual EE, beginning three years after last enrollment as a regular high school or college student and remaining available throughout the individual's life, to be used for any of a broad range of educational activities. Funding possibilities would be annual funds appropriated by Congress or a special tax to pay for EE. Basic reasons cited for public subsidy of adult learning through EE include: (1) reducing the cost barrier for more adults to participate; (2) seeking to change the fact that those who now participate tend to be those who have already had more education; (3) providing adults with maximum decision-making in determining their education; and (4) adjusting public financing policy for education toward a position of "age neutrality" for adults. (EA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Identifiers - Location: New York