ERIC Number: ED149183
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Adult and Continuing Education: The Next Ten Years. Information Series No. 114.
Grabowski, Stanley M.
Futurism for adult and continuing education in the next ten years is the focus of this information analysis paper intended for adult educators and researchers. The paper is based on (1) literature practices in the field, (2) discussions with colleagues, (3) personal observations and experiences, (4) participation in futures conferences about adult and continuing education, and (5) results of futures conferences including the series of "futures meetings" in different regions of the country conducted by the National Advisory Council on Adult Education during 1976 and 1977. Topics discussed include the following: the field of adult and continuing education, current trends and issues/impact on future (including nontraditional programs), alternative educational opportunities for adults, and resulting future issues (including emphasis on avocational education, space-free and time-free learning, linkages, funding, legislation, mass media and technology and related issues). The conclusion emphasizes that the future of adult and continuing education is an optimistic one and that there will be more demand for adult educators, who will be more like brokers, planners, counselors, developers, and linkers than the traditional teachers they have principally been in the past. A synthesis of several regional "futures meetings" is appended. (TA)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Programs, Educational Development, Educational Needs, Educational Strategies, Futures (of Society), Literature Reviews, Postsecondary Education, Professional Continuing Education, State of the Art Reviews, Teacher Role
National Center for Research in Vocational Education Publications, Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210 (IN 114, $2.80, quantity and series discounts available)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. ERIC Clearinghouse on Career Education.