ERIC Number: ED224927
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
A Humanities-Based Curriculum for Working Adults. The Worker's Sabbatical.
This resource used for future development of the To Educate the People concept documents evolution of this concept to date. The first and largest section presents information from 6 years of experience in providing a bachelor's degree program for working adults in regard to curriculum content, pedagogy, delivery systems, finance, and organization. A complete syllabus of all television courses is provided as well as the table of contents of the readers and study guides used by these courses. Courses that were adopted for specific groups of working adults are also described. The current direction of synthesis and evolution of this experience is discussed. Section 2 deals with the Worker's Sabbatical, a 1-year period during which the worker is a full-time student. (The sabbatical concept provides workers with access to education, a new hire for the vacated job, federal and state government financing, and a change in the education-work-retirement life cycle.) Section 3 discusses the To Educate the People Consortium, a coalition of higher education, organized labor, and public television organized to disseminate and adapt the University Studies and Weekend College Experience and coordinate it with other efforts to provide access to higher education for working adults. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Associate Degrees, Bachelors Degrees, Blue Collar Occupations, College Programs, Consortia, Course Descriptions, Curriculum, Educational Cooperation, Higher Education, Humanities, Natural Sciences, Nontraditional Students, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Sabbatical Leaves, School Community Relationship, Social Sciences, Special Degree Programs, Technology, Telecourses, White Collar Occupations
To Educate the People Consortium, Wayne State University, 5229 Cass Avenue, Room 301, Detroit, MI 8202 ($35.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: To Educate the People Consortium, Detroit, MI.
Note: For related documents see ED 146 880, ED 221 101, and CE 034 672-673.