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ERIC Number: ED386591
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 38
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American Adult Education Doctoral Programs in Comparison to the Commission of Professors of Adult Education Standards for Graduate Programs in Adult Education.
DelGesso, Daniel David
Research was conducted to determine the current status of doctoral study in adult education programs in U.S. colleges and universities. Data were collected using a researcher-designed mail survey based on the Commission of Professors of Adult Education (CPAE) Standards for Graduate Programs in Adult Education. The survey sought information about program curriculum, organization, and faculty. Programs showed a pattern of conformity in requiring students to take courses covering 11 of 13 subject areas as recommended in the CPAE guidelines. A majority (72 percent) of adult education doctoral programs were primarily found in colleges of education; they constituted independent areas of study and were predominantly associated with departments of leadership administration or policy study. Approximately 75 percent of the full-time adult education faculty possessed doctorates in the field. In half of the programs, all faculty members held adult education doctorates. Adult education faculty members performed various leadership roles in their academic institutions and professional organizations. Recommendations included: a periodic review of the standards to maintain their timeliness relative to the mission of the CPAE; review of the role of the CPAE; and periodic reviews of curricula in adult education graduate programs. (The survey instrument is appended.) (Author/YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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