ERIC Number: ED120477
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
Adult Education: The Challenge of Change. Report by a Committee of Inquiry Appointed by the Secretary of State for Scotland under the Chairmanship of Professor K.J.W. Alexander.
Scottish Education Dept., Edinburgh.
The report examines the present position of adult education in Scotland, its future aims, and how these aims might be achieved. Following a summary of 66 recommendations by the committee, 13 chapters, divided into two sections, present: (1) definitions of terms; (2) an historical review, from the seventeenth century to the present; (3) present position, discussing the development of adult education, its organizations, and educational authorities; (4) statistics, stating a need for adequate information; (5) determinants of change, examining technological, social, and educational change; (6) aims of adult education, summarizing concepts; (7) expansion and development, discussing specific groups and information dissemination techniques; (8) statutory responsibility, discussing the effective development of educational services; (9) a Scottish Council for Community Education; (10) agencies, channels, and resources; (11) staff, discussing functions, needs, recruitment, training, and expenses; (12) other matters, including class size and student fees, participation, scholarships, and paid leave for attendance; and (13) cost of implementing recommendations. A note of dissent by a committee member concludes the document. Appended materials include: adult education enrollment statistics, survey and case study reports, tables reporting data on the various aspects of national adult education programs, a committee activities report, and membership lists. (LH)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Adult Students, Community Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational History, Foreign Countries, History, National Programs, National Surveys, Program Administration, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Program Improvement, Relevance (Education), Socioeconomic Influences, State of the Art Reviews, Tables (Data), Teachers
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Scottish Education Dept., Edinburgh.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)