ERIC Number: ED114455
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Towards a Theory of Adult Education: A Case in Point.
The development of trained manpower in gerontology for the delivery of health and social services to older adults in Pennsylvania is the focus of an ongoing adult education program at The Pennsylvania State University. This paper discusses the theoretical and methodological bases for this program, with emphasis on the importance of linking community-based education and training programs with the appropriate academic base, to provide the conceptual framework and evaluative expertise required for a good program. Assumptions and observations about this process led to theoretical and methodological formulations for adult education in general, with specific examples provided from the current gerontology project. (Author)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Cooperative Planning, Educational Planning, Educational Theories, Geriatrics, Gerontology, Health Personnel, Inservice Education, Paraprofessional Personnel, Professional Personnel, State Agencies, Universities
Charles C. Thomas, Publisher, Springfield, Illinois 62717
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Coll. of Human Development.
Note: For related documents, see CE 005 052-056 and CE 005 058