ERIC Number: ED273774
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Reference Count: 0
National Conference on International Adult Education (2nd, Washington, D.C., March 28-29, 1985). A Summary Report.
Olson, Elizabeth A.
This report provides brief reflections on the major themes of this conference at which approximately 100 academicians, practitioners, students, and administrators were present. In the opening session, Wilbert J. LeMelle stressed the importance of thinking about a developing world when planning for international educational exchange at the adult level. This theme was reinforced by a panel discussion in which participants shared their personal experiences in the area of international educational exchange. Beverly Cassara stressed that such experiences are not only personally enriching but that they are an important contribution to institutional and national development. This view was reemphasized by Arvonne Fraser, who went on to discuss the importance of women and women's organizations in re-education for development. Marcie Boucouvalas and Robert Graetz each spoke of the need to recognize that interconnectedness is our evolutionary imperative. Linda Morris addressed commonalities from the standpoint of individual growth and maturation. Another important theme of the conference, that of selecting and pursuing a career in international adult education, was addressed in papers by Marie Gadsden, Alfred Van Huyck, Ed Hamilton, Kitty McGee, Charlotte Morgan, Lydia Bond, and Carol Hoare. Yusuf Kassam, Michael Marquardt, James Hoxeng, Linda Forcey, James Votruba, Edmund Gleazer, and John Dale described some models for working in international adult education. (MN)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: District of Columbia Univ., Washington, DC. Dept. of Adult Education.