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ERIC Number: ED139365
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Priorities in Postsecondary Education. Report R-36.
Palmer, Michael; And Others
During the next few years, postsecondary education in the United States will undergo some important changes. Students will be older on the average; innovations will alter both course content and structure; and more education will take place outside the traditional system. Nine topic areas have been isolated that are believed to be of high priority in postsecondary funding. Each might well serve as a focal point for the programs of an educational foundation. The nine areas evolve from the concept of "educational need"--particular groups in society whose needs will grow in the next decade, a place or medium that will have growing educational possibilities, or an innovative program that might serve the needs of a wide range of special interest groups. The nine areas are: (1) self-assessment; (2) public libraries as adult education centers; (3) the telephone in education; (4) health education; (5) the adult illiterate; (6) the elderly; (7) low-income women; (8) prisoners; and (9) midlife or midcareer education and retraining. A reading list is provided. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Career Change, Continuing Education Centers, Educational Change, Educational Innovation, Educational Needs, Females, Futures (of Society), Health Education, Illiteracy, Low Income Groups, Older Adults, Philanthropic Foundations, Postsecondary Education, Prisoners, Public Libraries, Self Evaluation, Telephone Instruction
Institute for the Future, 2740 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, California 94025
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, Miami, FL.
Authoring Institution: Institute for the Future, Menlo Park, CA.