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ERIC Number: ED262185
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jan-28
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Preparation for Leaders of Adult Education.
Nadler, Leonard
Little attention has been given to preparing people to become leaders of adult education. These leaders are people whose influence in adult education goes beyond his/her own program and immediate areas of operation. They include program administrators, builders of adult education programs, politicians, authors, and researchers. Two main categories of leaders are permanent and temporary. The leaders in adult education can be found in government, in the private sector (companies that provide goods and services for a profit), and the private sector (non-profit organizations). Adult educators can either prepare for leadership or develop career patterns as leaders in adult education in various ways. One of the most common patterns is to obtain a graduate degree in adult education. Other methods are certificates from universities, workshops, learning experiences in leadership offered by professional associations, and self-directed learning experiences, such as a personal reading program, a study tour, and networking (a continuing contact with other adult educators). Efforts are needed to develop mechanisms to identify practitioners with the potential for leadership and to provide the appropriate learning experience to develop that potential. (YLB)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A