ERIC Number: ED123413
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Trends in Adult Education with Implications for Vocational Education. Occasional Paper No. 13.
Kreitlow, Burton W.
A discussion is presented of adult education, current trends within the area, and their implications for adult and vocational education programs. The document contains the lecture and a question and answer session. The following sections are presented: (1) overview, defining adult education; (2) major trends, discussing societal pressures for adult education, increased institutional and agency sponsored programs, increased demand for professional in-service programs, learner-oriented program development, university extension program expansion, innovative teaching by adult educators, and Educare; (3) minor trends, outlining programs for the disadvantaged, senior citizens as students, increasing numbers of adult educators, age level increase of students, and humanistic teaching; (4) trends additive or in conflict, mentioning credit and noncredit programs, self-supportive and government supported programs, career orientation and human growth, practical skills and leisure time persuits, solitude and social action, alienation and privacy; (5) integration and learning, examining adult education needs; (6) implications identified by participants, listing 10 areas in which vocational education and adult education might be affected by current trends and resulting implications; and (7) response to questions, presenting seven questions from the audience, and the author's responses to them. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Center for Vocational Education.