ERIC Number: ED306455
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: 0
Building Tomorrow's Research Agenda for Lifelong Learning. A Symposium (Fort Collins, Colorado, May 19, 1987).
Fellenz, Robert A., Ed.; Conti, Gary J., Ed.
This monograph contains three symposium presentations that are intended to help define and clarify possible options for a future research agenda for lifelong learning. "Adult Learning: A Review of the Literature with Suggestions for the Direction of Future Research" (Sharan Merriam) thoroughly develops a matrix that explains the contributions of various parts of the literature on learning to future adult education research needs. A 78-item bibliography is attached. "The Electronic Age: Some Adult Education Research Needs" (Roger Hiemstra) begins by discussing the impact of the Kellogg Foundation on the field of adult education and goes on to address the impact of electronic technology and several information transfer and dissemination issues and to identify research needs. "Media Literacy, Adult Learning, and Critical Thinking: A Crucial Connection for Research and Practice" (Stephen Brookfield) discusses the ways in which television helps to shape adults' world views, particularly in the political realm, and it offers some suggestions as to how adult learners might be helped by educators to view television with a greater degree of critical detachment and scrutiny. A fourth and final paper is a transcription of the presenters' remarks from a reactor panel that followed the formal presentations. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Conference Proceedings, Electronics, Information Technology, Lifelong Learning, Literature Reviews, Research Needs, Television Viewing
Kellogg Center for Adult Learning Research, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 59717.
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Montana State Univ., Bozeman. Center for Adult Learning Research.