ERIC Number: ED541245
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1927
Reference Count: 0
Public Education of Adults in the Years 1924-1926. Bulletin, 1927, No. 18
Alderman, L. R.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
For the purpose of this report, adult education is assumed to have the following characteristics: (1) It is carried on voluntarily and during the leisure time of a mature individual; and (2) The study is seriously undertaken and is pursued under guidance. During the past biennium there has been much activity in the field of adult education. The idea is slowly developing that the normal individual should continue to make mental adjustments so long as he lives. The adult education movement is perhaps partly due to the fact that adults now have more leisure than ever before and also to the fact that the principles of education are better understood. This report has been made very largely from replies to questionnaires which the bureau sent out, and will deal with the progress that has been made during the biennium 1924-1926 in the following fields of adult education: (1) What State departments of education have been doing to promote elementary education of both native illiterates and foreign-born residents who are practically illiterate in the English language; (2) What city school systems have done to provide educational opportunities for their citizens who did not attend the regular day schools; and (3) What colleges and universities have done to give opportunity to those who for any reason do not go to these institutions. (Contains 2 tables.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational History, Educational Opportunities, Adult Education, Urban Schools, Public Education, State Departments of Education, Leisure Time, Citizenship Education, Educational Finance, State Policy, Educational Policy, State Legislation, Educational Legislation, Adult Educators, Teacher Education, Enrollment, School Districts, Educational Administration, African American Education, Organizations (Groups), Extension Education, Lifelong Learning, Educational Principles, Questionnaires, Illiteracy, Literacy Education, Immigrants, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Evening Programs, Postsecondary Education, Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Public School Adult Education, Instructional Films, Political Socialization, Day Programs, Correspondence Study, Educational Radio, Audiovisual Aids, Rural Education
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Basic Education; Adult Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)