ERIC Number: ED198363
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Overview of Training Practices Incorporating Adult Learning. Current Trends and Practices in Adult Learning.
American Univ., Washington, DC. Adult Learning Potential Inst.
This document on involvement by states and higher education in adult learning is one in a series of four developed to provide a comprehensive overview of the scope of training practices relating to adult learning. It consists of two sections, each summarizing the results of extensive surveys pertaining to training programs for special adult learner populations. Part 1 provides profiles on the involvement of seven specially-selected states in adult educational policies, priorities, and programs. Programs offered in adult, bilingual, vocational, and continuing education are encompassed, with special attention given to related inservice training practices. These states are profiled: California, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, New York, and Texas. Information provided includes synopsis of state-operated services to target groups, participation trends, contact personnel, listings of institutions of higher education and delivery of services, community programs and projects, and allocation of federal funds. Part 2 gives a nation-wide overview of adult learning programs offered by 807 institutions of higher education in five selected areas of training: Adult and Continuing Education, Recreation and Leisure, Gerontology and Aging, Human Resources/Services, and Community Studies. This part includes sixteen pages of summary diagrams and the twenty-eight page survey. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Learning, Adult Programs, Adult Students, Adult Vocational Education, Aging (Individuals), Bilingual Education, Community Education, Continuing Education, Educational Policy, Gerontology, Higher Education, Human Resources, Human Services, Inservice Teacher Education, Leisure Time, Program Descriptions, Recreation, State Programs, Surveys, Teacher Education
Publication Type: Reference Materials - General; Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Teacher Corps.
Authoring Institution: American Univ., Washington, DC. Adult Learning Potential Inst.
Identifiers - Location: California; Florida; Massachusetts; Michigan; Montana; New York; Texas