ERIC Number: ED341393
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Partners for Lifelong Learning: Public Libraries and Adult Education.
Monroe, Margaret E.; Heim, Kathleen M.
This booklet was prepared in recognition of the 25th anniversary of the watershed Adult Education Act of 1966, and in acknowledgement of the key role that libraries have played in U.S. adult education throughout the century. Written by library educators, the two commissioned papers that make up the booklet describe the role of public libraries in adult education since 1900. In the first paper, "Beginnings: Public Libraries and Adult Education from 1900 to 1966," Margaret E. Monroe traces the development of literacy education in the context of library adult education from the beginning of the 20th century until 1966. In the second paper, "The Developing Role of Public Libraries in Adult Education: 1966 to 1991," Kathleen M. Heim reviews the contributions of libraries and librarians to literacy, lifelong learning, and adult education over the past 25 years. The booklet concludes with a list of 117 selected readings which relate to the theme of libraries and adult education. (MAB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Librarians, Library Role, Library Services, Lifelong Learning, Literacy, Literacy Education, Public Libraries
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Historical Materials; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Adult Education Act