ERIC Number: ED200100
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Examining Controversies in Adult Education.
Kreitlow, Burton W.; And Others
Controversies over adult education purposes, methods, audiences, and procedures are examined. After outlining a procedure for reviewing competing positions on controversial topics, the book pairs the contrasting views of two authors on each of 10 key issues facing adult education. Chapters cover: philosophies at issue (David L. Boggs); identifying the major focus of adult education--life fulfillment or human liberation (Harold W. Stubblefield and Paul St. Clair McGinnis); adult educator involvement in social intervention (Grace M. Healy and Mary Jane Even); mandatory continuing professional education (Kenneth J. Mattran and Kathleen Rockhill); development of professional certification for adult educators (Catherine Rosenkranz Cameron and Waynne B. James); established standards of performance for government-funded adult education programs (Margot Keith Green and Floyd C. Pennington); competency-based adult education (Noreen M. Clark and Herschel N. Hadley); college credit for life experiences (John C. Snider and Leo McGee); self-support from learner fees (Howard A. Sulkin and Harold W. Beder); establishment of adult education program goals at the local level (Laverne B. Forest and J. David Deshler); federal government role in adult education (Allen B. Moore and Robert A. Fellenz); and issues of the future (Roger W. Boshier). Notes on the authors, references, and an index are given. (Author/LC)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Programs, Certification, College Credits, Competency Based Education, Continuing Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Finance, Educational Philosophy, Fees, Futures (of Society), Government Role, Government School Relationship, Lifelong Learning, Noncredit Courses, Nontraditional Education, Professional Continuing Education
Jossey-Bass Inc., Publishers, 433 California St., San Francisco, CA 94104.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
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