ERIC Number: ED543680
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1938
Biennial Survey of Education in the United States, 1934-1936. Bulletin, 1937, No. 2. Volume I. Chapter IV: Adult Education
Proffitt, Maris M.
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior
Developments in adult education during the past few years have attracted general public interest. Reports, based upon scientific studies, that the ability to learn efficiently continues until late in life, were given widespread dissemination. The significance of this fact for education was readily comprehended not only by schoolmen but by the lay public. This together with a combination of conditions arising out of the depression which emphasized the needs for adult education, and at the same time provided favorable opportunities for organizing programs to meet the needs, resulted in a stimulation to adult education heretofore unexperienced. This survey report reviews develop merits in adult education, and from an analysis of current practices and prevailing thought, summarizes trends and indicates a developing philosophy underlying the determination of objectives and programs. It is believed that it will not only be valuable to workers in this specific field of education, but owing to the fact that it gives consideration to adult education as a part of a complete program for an educated citizenry, it will be of interest to school administrators and professional persons who are in a position to influence educational thought. The chapter is divided into the following sections: (1) Foreword; (2) Recency of the adult education movement; (3) Determination of needs for adult education; (4) The philosophy of education for adults; (5) Continuing ability to learn; (6) Emergency education program; (7) Education in the CCC camps; (8) Vocational education for adults; (9) Civilian rehabilitation (federally aided); (10) Workers' education; (11) Parent education; (12) University extension; (13) Prison education; (14) Adult civic education through public forums; and (15) Conclusion. (Contains 14 tables and 45 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Extension Education, Correctional Education, Adult Vocational Education, Correctional Institutions, Parent Education, Annual Reports, Educational Needs, Needs Assessment, Educational Philosophy, Continuing Education, Cognitive Ability, Emergency Programs, Vocational Rehabilitation, Labor Education, Citizenship Education, Educational Assessment, Educational Indicators
Office of Education, United States Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: United States Department of the Interior, Office of Education (ED)
Identifiers - Location: United States