ERIC Number: ED160859
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Lifelong Learning and Public Policy.
Richardson, Penelope L.; And Others
This report, prepared by the Lifelong Learning Project at the request of the Assistant Secretary for Education, focuses on the adult years of lifelong learning. An executive summary precedes the report and summarizes its main findings. For example, it is reported that the federal government has provided only a fraction of its financial support for learning opportunities for adults over traditional college age. Part 1 of the report defines lifelong learning and describes the elements of a society concerned with learning. Lifelong learning is described as the process by which individuals continue to develop their knowledge, skills, and attitudes over their lifetimes. The second part analyzes federal, state, and local relations in lifelong learning and recommends federal activities in research, demonstration, and coordination at each level. Part 3 applies the lifelong learning perspective to four groups of learners: workers, urban youth, women, and older adults, and recommends some federal roles in improving lifelong learning for these groups. Four appendixes contain the findings of Congress, sources of education and learning in the U.S.A., the Lifelong Learning Act, and the Lifelong Learning Project papers. (CSS)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Community Programs, Cooperative Programs, Coordination, Demonstration Programs, Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Gerontology, Educational Opportunities, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Federal State Relationship, Labor Education, Lifelong Learning, Older Adults, Postsecondary Education, Public Policy, Research, State Programs, Urban Youth, Womens Education
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 017-080-01847-1)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.