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ERIC Number: ED272117
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
Adult/Continuing Education.
Cross, K. Patricia
Patterns that emerged from reviewing course syllabi on adult and continuing education are discussed, and a sample syllabus is presented. These courses are offered as part of graduate level studies in the field of higher education administration. Seventeen professors provided syllabi from 43 courses taught at 9 universities. Modest agreement on course titles was found. Subject matter of courses and the frequency of each category were as follows: introductory and survey courses (9), program planning and marketing (7), adult learning (7), organization and administration (5), aging/gerontology (3), adult development (2), research methods (2), international (2), and other (6). There was little consensus on what constitutes a basic reading list. A total of 45 textbooks and required readings were listed. The four most frequently used books, their authors, publishers, and publication dates are identified. No book emerged as a "definitive" overview of adult and continuing education. A large number of the books were recently published, suggesting that adult education is a field of growing interest and/or that adult education professors are keeping current with the latest scholarship in the field. Overall, there appeared to be little consensus on what constitutes a base of knowledge of adult education. A sample syllabus from Rutgers University is presented. A list of members of the course syllabi network is included. (SW)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for the Study of Higher Education.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A