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ERIC Number: ED138778
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Aug
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)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Bachelors Degrees, Course Descriptions, Course Objectives, Course Organization, Degree Requirements, Degrees (Academic), Doctoral Degrees, Doctoral Programs, Graduate Study, Higher Education, International Education, Masters Degrees, Surveys, Undergraduate Study, Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: 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