ERIC Number: ED179762
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Viewpoints on Adult Education Research. Information Series No. 171.
Niemi, John A., Ed.
This collection of speeches and essays concerns various viewpoints on the subject of adult education research. The first paper, Lifelong Learning: Problems in Research (Apps), examines the viewpoint that the majority of research as now practiced is not consistent with the major assumptions in the field of adult education. The next essay, Participatory Research: Should It Be a New Methodology for Adult Educators? (Griffith and Cristarella), answers several questions about participatory research: (1) What is participatory research? (2) How does it compare with established methodologies? and (3) Should all adult educators be taught to carry out such research? The third paper, Participatory Research: Breaking the Academic Monopoly (Hall), also deals with the concept of participatory research, especially with its future directions. Next, Boshier presents a conceptual and methodological perspective concerning research on participation in adult education. Finally, Boyd re-examines basic conceptualizations of learning for the older adult learner. Each paper includes bibliographies concerning the author's subject matter. (CT)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Research, Lifelong Learning, Older Adults, Opinions, Research Methodology, Research Projects
National Center Publications, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, The Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, Ohio 43210 ($7.75)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Columbus, OH.