ERIC Number: ED260629
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Dimensions of Experiential Education.
Sexton, Robert F., Ed.
Issues concerning experiential and postsecondary education are considered in six articles. In "Experiential Education for the Community College Student," Sheila Gordon considers the links between experiential and vocational education and suggests that experiential education is especially relevant to the learning styles and objectives of the economically and academically disadvantaged. John R. Valley's article, "Experiential Education and the Nontraditional Student," focuses on older and reentry students and the logistic and measurement problems of experiential education components of special degree programs for adults. Traditional approaches to political internships are emphasized by former Senator Hubert H. Humphrey in "The Case for Public Service Internships: Good Education and Good Government." The need to address changes in work and work attitudes is discussed by Dennis Gallagher in "Work, Experience, and Education," while the potential of experiential education to teach liberal arts and to promote students' personal development is covered in "The Promise of Experiential Education for the Liberal Arts" by Robert F. Sexton. Finally, The Eleanor Roosevelt Institute's article, "Policy Statement on National Youth Service," proposes the development of a federal national youth service. (SW)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Community Colleges, Education Work Relationship, Educationally Disadvantaged, Employment Patterns, Employment Programs, Experiential Learning, Field Experience Programs, Internship Programs, Low Income Groups, Nontraditional Students, Political Issues, Position Papers, Postsecondary Education, Public Policy, Public Service, Two Year College Students, Vocational Education, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Society for Internships and Experiential Education, Raleigh, NC.
Note: Institution formerly named National Center for Public Service Internship Programs. For related documents, see HE 018 617-635. Document contains small print.