ERIC Number: ED351448
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Some Observations--Early Years of Committee/Coalition of Adult Education Organizations (CAEO). MSS 43.
Charters, Alexander N.
The first meeting of the Coalition of Adult Education Organizations (CAEO) was held in Syracuse in 1964 as a Conference of Adult Education Organizations. Its purpose was to obtain input to help determine the development of the Library of Continuing Education (LCE). Presidents, other officers or leaders of 17 organizations in Canada and the United States and representatives of UNESCO and International Congress of University Adult Education attended. The conference was successful and participants continued to meet. Meetings became forums or places where issues of adult and continuing education were identified and discussed. When the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC) was being established, the CAEO requested that a Clearinghouse on Adult Education be designated and that it be set up at Syracuse University where the LCE was located. Action was taken by ERIC and the clearinghouse was established at Syracuse University. The name of CAEO changed over the years; in early September 1969, it became the Coalition of Adult Education Organizations. At the Galaxy Conference, the role of CAEO was formalized; a constitution and by-laws were developed. A major policy statement was also developed that reflected a broad and comprehensive vision of adult and continuing education in the United States. A strong relationship continues with the LCE. Current members of CAEO have voted to have Syracuse University as the repository for their archives. CAEO papers and materials are in the Adult Education Collection at Syracuse University. (YLB)
Publication Type: Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. Publications Program in Continuing Education.