A conceptual model for adult education applied to a nonacademic setting

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Richard Sutton Miller (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Dale L. Brubaker

Abstract: A conceptual model for adult education which serves analytic and programmatic purposes was developed for this study and related to aspects of leadership, curriculum development, and the growth of a new educational setting. The metaphor chosen for the model is an organic one which is rooted in a cluster of articulated assumptions found in the organization supporting the educational setting and educational assumptions. The assumptions which the supporting organization, the North Carolina Credit Union League, has expressed as being integral to its basic reason for being are those of democracy, self-help, and cooperation. The assumptions drawn from educational research are that a participant should derive a sense of community and efficacy from an educational setting. Through a process of integrating these five assumptions, the model is grounded in educational research and is in harmony with its supporting environment.

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Language: English
Date: 1983
Adult education
Non-formal education
Continuing education

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