ERIC Number: ED326180
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Adult Students, Technology, and General Education: New Tools for Curriculum Reform.
Miller, Gary E.
It is argued that adult education and educational technology have the potential to catalyze the revitalization of general education, in which the curriculum is focused on the goals of developing the student's ability to solve problems, to make decisions, and to establish values. In support of this claim, it is noted that adult educators have addressed themselves to these goals--and have had the means to achieve them--for decades. It is further noted that educational technology (especially in the form of the "newer" technologies such as computer-assisted instruction and interactive video) has been increasingly used in the past decade to articulate these goals. It is concluded that this revitalization requires professionals in adult education and educational technology to recognize the catalytic potential of their fields within their own programs and institutions and to communicate that potential to others. (5 references) (GL)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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