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ERIC Number: ED138778
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
Pages: 78
Abstractor: N/A
Universities and Adult Education Research and Training: A Survey. Conference Paper. World Conference (2nd, Montreal, 1970).
Townsend-Coles, Edwin K.
Results are presented of a survey designed (1) to discover which universities throughout the world (Africa, North America, South America, Central America, Asia, Australia, and Europe) provide courses in adult education as a field of study and (2) to facilitate discussion at a 1970 international conference. An introduction describes conditions of the survey: Universities were surveyed on adult education courses offered; the only courses listed were those which enable the student to obtain a recognized qualification; four grades were chosen, namely certificates and diplomas, first, second (Masters), and doctoral degrees; there appeared to be no international convention differentiating between certificates and diplomas; the lists distinguished between certificate and diploma courses which are open only to post-graduates and those which can be taken by both graduates and ungraduated students; first and second degree levels were divided to indicate whether adult education constitutes a major or minor part of the course. Findings are discussed under the following topics: The introduction of adult education as a field of study; present distribution of courses in adult education; stated purposes of courses in adult education; content of courses in adult education; staff and students; teaching methods; research; the master's degree program in adult education; program of study for the Ph.D. in the area of adult education research; and program of study for the degree of doctor of education. Four supplementary tables are included. (TA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Congress of Univ. Adult Education.
Note: For a related document see ED 043 822 ; Tables may be marginally legible due to small print of the original document