ERIC Number: ED163222
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Adult Education as a Field of Study and Practice. Strategies for Development. Comparative and Area Studies in Adult Education.
Campbell, Duncan D.
This study is designed to provide adult educators with information relevant to adult education training. In the first of six chapters an overview of adult education in Canada is presented. The definition of adult education, its history in Canada, and models expressing adult education goals are reviewed. Chapter 2 examines descriptive and analytic literature concerning adult education training. Theoretical and philosophical issues related to training are explored. The third chapter focuses on the training process and examines the training content, methodology and organization, and the institutional placement of training responsibility. Chapter 4 discusses leadership development practices and training approaches employed in Britain, Europe, the U.S., and Canada. Chapter 5 reports data drawn from three Alberta field surveys which record perceptions of adult education training needs and content/organization preferences. The final chapter summarizes the conclusions, which are described as generally applicable beyond provincial and national boundaries. It is suggested that the status of the adult education field will greatly depend on the quality and effectiveness of its program provisions. Appendixes contain selected Canadian/Albertan statutes, a distribution of Alberta's Further Education Councils, a list of barriers to expanded learning opportunities, instructional materials references, and a non-vocational teacher training model. (CSS)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Course Content, Educational Methods, Educational Philosophy, Foreign Countries, Leadership Training, Models, Program Development, Surveys, Teacher Education, Training Objectives
The Centre for Continuing Education, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, V6T 1W5 ($5.00, postpaid)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: International Council for Adult Education, Toronto (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Univ., Vancouver. Center for Continuing Education.
Identifiers - Location: Canada; United Kingdom (Great Britain); United States