ERIC Number: ED177279
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Report of the P.E.C.A. Task Force on Lifelong Learning.
Hodgkinson, Barbara; And Others
Based on an investigation of the lifelong learning resources available outside of traditional postsecondary institutions in American society, this report provides an overview of available educational resources and suggests interorganizational linkages for reaching more people more effectively. The overview section describes the types of efforts of 150 organizations, associations, institutions and agencies contacted--providers, brokers, and validators of lifelong learning. Seventeen kinds of organizations are described based on their programs, implementation, and objectives: business and industry; federal, state, and local government; the military; labor unions; professional societies; formal, non-profit education; proprietary (formal, profit making) education; free universities; museums, libraries, and community agencies; consumer education groups; political education groups; church and religious groups; women's groups; senior citizens' groups; minority group organizations; services for handicapped adults; and adult basic education (ABE) programs. The section on need for linkages notes that the two major problems found in the investigation were underserved populations and duplication of resources. Examples are given of existing interorganizational linkages along with analysis of what factors should be considered in establishing future cooperative efforts. An annotated directory of the 150 organizations is appended. Entries are grouped alphabetically and by the sixteen categories. Each includes names of agency contact persons with addresses, phone numbers, and a brief statement of the agencies' purposes and programs as they relate to lifelong learning. (JT)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agencies, Agency Cooperation, Coordination, Directories, Educational Cooperation, Educational Needs, Educational Opportunities, Institutional Cooperation, Lifelong Learning, National Surveys, Organizations (Groups), Surveys
Postsecondary Education Convening Authority, Institute for Educational Leadership, The George Washington University, 1001 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 310, Washington, D.C. 20036 ($3.00 prepaid)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Inst. for Educational Leadership.