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ERIC Number: ED229503
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Pages: 30
Abstractor: N/A
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Adult Education.
Griffith, William S.; Roberts, Pearl J.
Because more adults pursue systematic education in other than the traditional educational institutions, the collection of baseline data on participation, participants, programs, and providers poses a difficult challenge. A 1970-71 survey found that preparing full-time researchers was not identified as the primary purpose of any adult education training program, a finding consistent with the relatively low research emphasis and productivity of the field. Canadian efforts to compile and analyze adult education research have shown that the descriptive method is most widely employed, and experimental and theoretical research is scarce. Researchers represented a wide range of subject matter specializations; however, most had not had formal training in research methodology. Main focuses of the research have been particular movements and organizations, participation, methods, and theory of education. During the last decade, the Canadian provinces have become increasingly interested in studying adult education and formulating policy for its support and operation. Research topics have included adult education provisions, organization, and program coordination. Two kinds of action have been identified to increase the quantity, quality, and utility of Canadian adult education research: support of selected areas of research with marked utility for Canadian society and an improved research system. (YLB)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada