ERIC Number: ED189298
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Knowledge Is Power to Control Power: New Institutional Arrangements and Organizational Patterns for Continuing Education. Notes and Essays on Education for Adults, 63.
Blakely, Robert J.; Lappin, Ivan M.
Based on a study of new institutional arrangements and organizational patterns for continuing education in the United States made during 1969, this report describes a general trend toward the application of knowledge to the solution of social problems and the use of knowledge in social action. Specific movements in the use of continuing education by noneducational institutions are reported, as is the progress of continuing education to a more central role in educational institutions. Developments in national associations of continuing education are sketched, including both trends toward common interests and obstacles to cooperation. An approach to common ground is suggested, which incorporates leadership and strength at all levels, encourages differentiated and articulated functions for agencies, and modest objectives achieved in short steps, all united by a shared sense of mission, a national information center, and planning of a developmental design for the field. Ten recommendations of steps to improve the field of continuing education are given. It is concluded that continuing education needs a strategy for achieving a cumulative impact. (Authors/MEK)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. Publications Program in Continuing Education.