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ERIC Number: ED230715
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Pages: 37
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Adult and Continuing Education in the Armed Services.
Miller, Harry
Adult and continuing education programs of the armed services constitute one of the largest and most advanced public educational enterprises in the world. The central mission of military training is to prepare military personnel and maintain their competence at levels to ensure necessary support for national policy and security. Military occupational training programs are also a major recruiting attraction in terms of post-discharge career opportunities. Through the Voluntary Education Programs, opportunities are also provided for service personnel to enroll in college courses on an off-duty and part-time basis. All of the armed services provide their own formal training for on-duty enlisted personnel with military assignments requiring military occupational specialities. In addition to technical training, they provide opportunities to earn advanced postsecondary degrees in a variety of disciplines and occupational fields ranging from associate degrees through Ph.D. degrees. Military personnel are also encouraged to participate in educational programs on their off-duty time. Cooperative arrangements with civilian educational institutions provide on- and off-duty courses through the use of both military and civilian schools and allow for awarding of academic course credit for extra-institutional learning. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A