ERIC Number: ED165010
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct-26
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)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adult Education, Blacks, Counseling, Curriculum, Educational Administration, Educational Attitudes, Instruction, Measurement, Migrant Education, Migrants, Program Development, Rural Education, Rural to Urban Migration, Rural Urban Differences, Self Esteem, Skill Development, Social Relations, Testing, Transfer of Training, Urban Education
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: 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)