ERIC Number: ED393469
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Public Libraries and Community-Based Education: Making the Connection for Lifelong Learning. [Volume 1.] Summary of the Proceedings of a Conference Sponsored by the National Institute on Postsecondary Education, Libraries, and Lifelong Learning (Washington, D.C., April 12-13, 1995).
Humes, Barbara A.; And Others
This document summarizes the activities of a 2-day conference (April 12-13, 1995) during which educators heard eight papers and discussed federal research priorities in the areas of libraries, community-based education, and lifelong learning. Libraries, museums, agricultural extension services, religious organizations, health care organizations, public television, and non-profit civic groups were all represented. The summary outlines themes that emerged from the discussion, including: (1) establishing definitions of "community-based education" and "lifelong learning"; (2) access to and participation in lifelong learning activities; (3) access to and use of technology among community-based education providers and lifelong learners; (4) effectiveness of community-based education programs; (5) collaborative efforts among community-based education providers; and (6) professional development for community-based educators. The discussion of these themes is interspersed with brief quotes from the papers. Appendixes provide a list of participants, a conference agenda, summaries of the papers, and biographical sketches of the commissioned authors. A page of errata includes 17 participants originally omitted from Appendix A. (BEW)
Descriptors: Access to Computers, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Community Education, Extension Education, Institutional Cooperation, Library Role, Library Services, Lifelong Learning, Public Libraries
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.