ERIC Number: ED149798
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Attracting Adult Learners to Humanities Courses. Final Report.
American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.
A round table discussion among community college presidents and humanities faculty on how to encourage adults to enroll in humanities courses resulted in eleven recommendations. These included experimentation in how to access community interests in humanities courses, the integration of humanities with occupational training to help people deal with interpersonal relationships and decision-making, the utilization of community resources and community organizations, improvement of course titles and descriptions, the inclusion of current topics into humanities curriculum, the improvement of the adult's initial impressions of college, the inclusion of ethnic identity as an humanities topic, the development of faculty skills in teaching the older adult, and the development of model and experimental programs. Two background papers are appended to the report: "Attracting Adult Learners to Humanities Courses", by Roger Yarrington, and "The Humanities and the Adult Learner", by Arthur M. Cohen. (LH)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community and Junior Colleges, Washington, DC.