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ERIC Number: ED138738
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Adult Open Learning: Federal Investment in Research and Experimentation. Final Report.
Nolfi, George J.
This report covers a three-part project ("white paper", working papers, and discussion seminars) in adult open learning designed to provide the basis for an expansive discussion of the need for research in open learning. Following an executive summary, contents are presented in three parts. Part I consists of an introduction and overview. Part II, Facts, Definitions, and an Analytical Perspective, provides a brief background discussion of the phenomenon of adult open learning as well as an analytical perspective which reflects the social role of open learning and current social policy needs. Part II serves as a point of departure for the discussion of investment priorities which appear in Part III, titled Priorities for Investment in Research and Experimentation. The project's seven working papers, included mostly in part III of the report are titled "Introduction and Overview of Overall Approach and Intent," Expanded Postsecondary Open Learning Opportunities through the Utilization of Resources and Initiatives in the Several Sectors of the Existing Open Learning Universe," Financing Open Learning: Varied Needs and Approaches,""Matching the Needs of Specific Clienteles with the Characteristics of Specific Teaching-Learning Modes and Delivery Systems,""Open Learning and the World of Work,""Competence- and Performance-Based Assessment and Credentialing of Learning Outcomes,""Strategies for Fostering Open Learning." A reference bibliography, keyed to the working paper topics, is appended. (SH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: University Consultants, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
Identifiers - Location: United States