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Adult [microform] : Continuing Education / K. Patricia Cross
Bib ID 5469435
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Cross, K. Patricia
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1986 
18 p. 

Patterns that emerged from reviewing course syllabi on adult and continuing education are discussed, and a sample syllabus is presented. These courses are offered as part of graduate level studies in the field of higher education administration. Seventeen professors provided syllabi from 43 courses taught at 9 universities. Modest agreement on course titles was found. Subject matter of courses and the frequency of each category were as follows: introductory and survey courses (9), program planning and marketing (7), adult learning (7), organization and administration (5), aging/gerontology (3), adult development (2), research methods (2), international (2), and other (6). There was little consensus on what constitutes a basic reading list. A total of 45 textbooks and required readings were listed. The four most frequently used books, their authors, publishers, and publication dates are identified. No book emerged as a "definitive" overview of adult and continuing education. A large number of the books were recently published, suggesting that adult education is a field of growing interest and/or that adult education professors are keeping current with the latest scholarship in the field. Overall, there appeared to be little consensus on what constitutes a base of knowledge of adult education. A sample syllabus from Rutgers University is presented. A list of members of the course syllabi network is included. (SW)


ERIC Note: Prepared as part of the ASHE-ERIC Clearinghouse for Course Syllabi in Higher Education. For related documents, see HE 019 577-593. Some pages contain light, broken type.



May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Adult Development.  |  Adult Education.  |  Adult Learning.  |  Aging (Individuals)  |  Continuing Education.  |  Course Content.  |  Course Descriptions.  |  Course Organization.  |  Curriculum Development.  |  Gerontology.  |  Graduate Study.  |  Higher Education.  |  Marketing.  |  Postsecondary Education as a Field of Study.  |  Teaching Guides.  |  ASHE ERIC Higher Education Course Syllabi Project  |  Rutgers the State University NJ
Form/genre Guides, Classroom  |  Information Analyses.
Other authors/contributors Association for the Study of Higher Education
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