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ERIC Number: ED165010
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct-26
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Urban-Rural Education: "Relieving the Tension".
Easley, Edgar M.
As part of a panel on rural education, Dr. Edgar M. Easley spoke on the topic "Urban-Rural Education - Relieving the Tension". Based on findings from literature of adult migration to urban areas, Dr. Easley stated the following implications for adult education teachers and administrators: (1) that the tension found in rural migrants related to adult education is personal, and in great measure attitudinal; (2) there are four areas in which tension can be reduced: curriculum, counseling, social interaction, and support services; (3) studies indicated much of the beliefs about rural-urban transition is myth or half-truths; (4) more data is available on comparisons of rural and urban blacks than other ethnic groups; (5) implications can be drawn from the data relative to program planning; (6) some data is inconclusive and does not provide a definite answer to questions posed; (7) the key to relieving the tension in rural migrants is adaptation, rather than novel or segregated programs for rural migrants; (8) administrative concerns do not appear to be as important as instructional concerns; and (9) future studies should investigate the following areas of concern: curriculum, reliable tests and measurements, transfer of skills programs, and self-esteem enhancement. (Author/CT)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Human Resources Research Organization, Carmel, CA.
Note: Paper presented at the National Association of Public Continuing Adult Education (Portland, Oregon, October 26, 1978)