ERIC Number: ED198367
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Model Building in Training. Collaboration in Adult Learning.
American Univ., Washington, DC. Adult Learning Potential Inst.
This is the first of three reports geared to educator training and which encompass alternative approaches to collaboration and expert input, as well as a range of diverse topics related to adult learning. This particular document is a colleciton of papers presenting alternative models for collaboration that relate to various aspects of adult learning and training. Model 1 is based on a meeting of experts in higher education who were brought together to identify critical gaps in our knowledge and understanding of adult learning that need to be addressed by educator trainers. The training connection between the business sector and institutions of higher education is addressed in Model 2, by discussing the need for clarifying the interpretations of training as a discipline and a profession, and presenting a cooperative training model that attempts to capitalize on the interests and expertise of both business and higher education. In Model 3, the mission of schools of education is expanded to encompass the world beyond schooling by presenting an organizational model that brings together various academic units to address the training needs of workers. Using a medium-sized, private institution of higher education as a prototype, Model 4 reveals the extent of university faculty and administrator involvement and interest in adult learning-related endeavors and subsequent collaboration with colleages. Finally, Model 5 presents another means of collaboration among experts involving the development of a position paper by each participating professional that addresses a common topic. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, College Role, Cooperative Programs, Educational Administration, Educational Cooperation, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Models, Needs, Postsecondary Education, Program Design, Program Development, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Training, Training Objectives
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education (DHHS), Washington, DC. Teacher Corps.
Authoring Institution: American Univ., Washington, DC. Adult Learning Potential Inst.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Social Security Act Title XX