ERIC Number: ED181193
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Perspectives on Adult Education Practice. Information Series No. 172.
Niemi, John A., Ed.
This monograph contains four papers based on a series of lectures delivered to graduate students and faculty at Northern Illinois University between 1976 and 1979. Robert Carlson examines European adult education, especially such issues as emphasis on job training over liberal education, the danger that adult education will become a method of indirect social restraint, and the problems posed by uncritical acceptance of the certification concept. James A. Farmer, Jr., focuses on the evaluation of broad-aimed programs of adult education, suggesting the use of "mixed scanning" as an effective tool for assigning priorities and selecting those components of a program which require careful review. Wesley C. Meierhenry discusses nontraditional education, touching on research on the student, subject matter, method of instruction, preferred location for study, and barriers to participation. Concluding this monograph, Harold Beder examines dissemination and utilization in adult basic education programs; he also presents findings on variables relating to users' innovativeness and their adoption of new practices. (CT)
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Education, Adult Programs, Certification, Educational Research, Information Dissemination, Job Training, Needs Assessment, Nontraditional Education, Students
National Center Publications, National Center for Research in Vocational Education, The Ohio State University, 1960 Kenny Road, Columbus, OH 43210 ($4.50)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Opinion Papers
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.