The Organization and Planning of Adult Education / Edition 1

The Organization and Planning of Adult Education / Edition 1

by Theodore J. Kowalski
     
 

The heightened interest in and the rapid expansion of adult education has become a trend in a variety of environments. In order to serve these developing areas, educators, personnel directors, as well as staff development specialists require improved methods for planning learning activities within their own unique organizational contexts.

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Overview

The heightened interest in and the rapid expansion of adult education has become a trend in a variety of environments. In order to serve these developing areas, educators, personnel directors, as well as staff development specialists require improved methods for planning learning activities within their own unique organizational contexts.

In The Organization and Planning of Adult Education Kowalski examines the issues created by providing a social service in diverse organizational settings and presents a format for initiating and developing adult education programs. In order to comprehend the complexity of the context of programming within an organization, two novel components are included: first, a typology of sponsoring organizations is presented. This allows the reader to study program development in greater detail through a categorization of the sponsoring institutions. Second, organizational theory is applied to the process of programming in adult education. To be successful, the adult educator must be able to analyze both the existing organizational climate as well as to devise programs compatible with this environment. Kowalski has written a valuable resource and guide for those faced with the responsibilities of planning adult education programs in their own particular setting.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780887067990
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
10/28/1988
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.53(d)

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Table of Contents

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Preface

Part I Organizational Context

1 The Organizational Aspect of Adult Education

2 Basic Considerations

3 A Typology for Parent Organizations

Part II Organizational Theory

4 Understanding the Value of Research and Theory

5 Relevance of Organizational Theory

6 Applying Organizational Theory to Adult Education

Part III The Planning Process

7 Program Planning

8 Advisory Councils

9 Needs Assessment

10 Developing the Curriculum

11 Program Evaluation

12 Management Considerations

Part IV The Future of Planning

13 Adult Education: An Emerging Social Service

14 Future Challenges

Author Index

Subject Index

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