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Masters, Julie L.; Holley, Lyn M. – Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, 2011
Gerontologists at state-funded universities are being challenged to demonstrate the value of their programs amid looming budget cuts. This article, third in a series reporting research and development of the Future Self exercise, suggests that the latest iteration of the exercise is an effective way to demonstrate the value of a gerontology…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Gerontology, Cost Effectiveness, Community Education
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White, Angela; Herrod, Norma – Educational Considerations, 2007
This article focuses on the Lawrence Adult Learning Center, the only program in Kansas offering Adult Basic Education. The LALC has been a program on wheels, always moving to another location. Its mission is to enable adult students to: acquire appropriate skills and knowledge necessary to become informed decision makers and effective…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Learning, Adult Students, English Instruction
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Lukwago, Susan – Educational Considerations, 2007
Colvin Adult Learning Center (CALC) is a learning center where adults from different cultures, age groups, and different countries come together to address their educational weaknesses in order to work towards their life goals. It enjoys an excellent reputation in the community due to its history of providing quality instruction and assistance in…
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Continuing Education Centers, Institutional Research, Program Descriptions
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Zacharakis, Jeff – Educational Considerations, 2007
This article discusses the changing cultural fabric in Kansas. The author sees this change as an opportunity to strengthen and expand the Adult Basic Education and English as a Second Language programming. By taking this approach, adult education will appeal not only to best practices where authentic community-based approaches are indeed more…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Immigrants, Social Change, English (Second Language)
Kansas State Univ., Manhattan. University for Man. – 1982
The 1981 report describes current activities, publications and films, sources of financial support, and organizational overview of the University for Man (UFM), founded in 1967 in Manhattan, Kansas, on the concept of citizens learning from each other and involving themselves to affect their community. The organization is divided into three program…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Citizen Participation, Community Education, Experiential Learning
Kansas State Univ., Manhattan. University for Man. – 1983
During 1982-83, University for Man (UFM) focused on three areas: the Manhattan, Kansas, community where over 1,000 course programs and community service projects, led by more than 1,000 volunteers ranging in age from 8 to 80, involved over 10,000 participants; the state of Kansas where UFM served 46 communities with rural development/community…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Citizen Participation, Community Education, Experiential Learning
Killacky, Jim; And Others – 1979
University for Man (UFM) has developed into a major national organization, impacting the worlds of lifelong learning, alternative education, and rural and community resource development. It was founded in 1968 when Manhattan, Kansas, residents secured several hundred dollars from the Kansas State University student government to organize seven…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adult Programs
Romero, J. Christian – 1977
Community bilingual education, which utilizes the community's language for educational instruction and values the community culture, narrows the communication gap between the community and the educational institutions. Thus, in the spring of 1976, "Aztlan en Kansas: Asistencia Tecnologica" was initiated to provide technical assistance to…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Community Action, Community Education, Community Involvement