Commission of Professors of Adult Education [CPAE] Records 84 (with text)

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Box 1, Folder 4, Set 3/6

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Commission of Professors of Adult Education [CPAE].


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Correspondence, January-December, 1970.


July-September, 1970.














Griffith, William S.







Box 1, Folder 4, Set 3/6.




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{7:84:986:I:156,570:2091,2505}July 8, 1970 Mr. Jerold W. Apps Department of Agriculture and Extension Education The University of Wisconsin 208 Agriculture Hall Madison, Wisconsin 53706 Dear Jerry: I am writing regarding two matters of major concern to the Commission of the Professors of Adult Education: (1) organization of the membership into self-selecting groups to handle the substantive work of concern to the Commission, and (2) organization of our annual meeting in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Adult Education Association scheduled for October 25-31 in Atlanta. As you may remember from the last meeting, or as you will learn when the minutes of the meeting held December 4-5 at Airlie House are mailed out, we have several committees which are continuing to function. 1. Executive Committee of the Commission - Eugene DuBois, Burton Kreitlow, George Russell - terms expire in 1970. Virginia Griffin, William Griffith (chairman) - terms expire in 1971 2. Professors' Exchange Committee - Wayne Schroeder 3. Theory Building Workshop - Robert D. Boyd, Roy J. Ingham, Ann Litchfield, Howard McClusky, Robert Dolan, Wayne Schroeder, Allen Tough, William Griffith 4. Outstanding Theses Committee - Irene Beavers, Ken Gordon, Huey Long, Ann Litchfield and Alan Tough 5. Membership Committee - George Russell 6. Graduate Programs Survey - Roy Ingham 7. Applied Fields Task Force - John Craddock, Mason Atwood and 8. Policy Committee - Stanley McConner, John Craddock, Alton Hadlock, and Roy Minnis. In addition to these committees, we have established a special Committee


{7:84:987:I:132,270:2139,2574} -2- on Research and Dissemination Assessment composed of Harlan Copeland, Burton Kreitlow, and Leonard Nadler. This Committee, established in co-operation with the ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult Education, met at O'Hare Inn on Monday, May 25, to consider the problems associated with the dissemination of the research literature being amassed at Syracuse. Other persons attending that meeting were Roger DeCrow and Stanley Grabowski of the Clearinghouse; Dwight Rhyne, Editor of Adult Education; Jules Pagano, Executive Director of AEA; Milton Stern and Coolie Verner of the AEA Publications Committee; and the Chairman of the Commission. This Committee on Research and Dissemination Assessment reviewed the situation and concluded that the literature of adult education could be classified into approximately 36 categories for the purpose of reviewing and evaluating. The Committee then agreed that each member of the Commission will be invited to serve on a committee to process the literature in a category or domain of his choice. The purpose of identifying domains is to develop a means of fixing responsibility on individual professors or teams of professors who would be willing to make a commitment to reviewing the literature in a given domain on a periodic basis. Although the Committee has selected 36 domains, it will welcome specific suggestions for additional domains or subdomains from individual professors who wish to volunteer for the preparation of the evaluative reviews in a given domain. You are being asked to examine the following listing and to volunteer to handle the reviewing and evaluating for a specific domain. Please write to Professor Harlan Copeland to volunteer and he and the other committee members will organize the volunteers into teams with arbitrarily selected chairmen. The chairmen of the teams will be expected to develop a plan (including a timetable) for performing the reviewing function and to present that plan at our Atlanta meeting for discussion by the Commission. The domains as currently envisioned by the Committee are as follows: 1. Research and Theory in Adult Education - Deals with adult education as an emerging discipline; considers the relationship of adult education to other disciplines; treats research methods and research needs; includes curriculum of graduate study in adult education. 2. Characteristics of Adult Learners - mental, perceptual abilities; psychological and personality variables; age; sex; marital status; other demographic variables; physiological changes; life cycle; social role; social class; mobility; participation studies; self-concept; personality; motivation. (This is an extremely broad domain which will require a versatile team to handle.)


{7:84:988:I:303,273:1908,2763}-3- 3. Program planning process - assessing educational needs; community surveys; determining and refining educational objectives. 4. Recruitment and selection of clientele - recruitment of the disadvantaged; standardization of tests used in selection; relation of student characteristics to program success. Motivation and retention - procedures for maintaining attendance; program design and modification to tap student motivation. 6. Counseling and guidance. 7. Student aid and services. 8. Program administration and supervision. 9. Psychology of adult learning - feedback; mass vs. distributed practice; knowledge of results; principles; guidelines; autonomous learning. 10. Instructional styles and techniques. 11. Learning environments - residential; classroom; adult education architecture. 12. Methods for teaching adults. 13. Evaluation and accountability - evaluation of learning; evaluation of teaching and administration; evaluation of programs; appraisal of institutions. 14. Social context - philosophy; goals; policy statements; personal views; relation to social problems; role of government. 15. Coordination and planning - Federal, state and local governmental and non-governmental approaches; state surveys; national assessments; adult education councils; state plans. 16. Legislation. 17. Economics - cost benefit studies. 18. History and biography. 19. The mass media in adult education - also directories. 20. International and comparative adult education - UNESCO; regional; international conferences.


{7:84:989:I:114,123:2166,2853}-4- 21. Statistics - baseline data on participation; measurement of participation. 22. Personnel development and utilization of adult educators. 23. Adult basic education teacher training. 24. Formal Educational System: Public Schools 25. Formal Educational System: Community Colleges. 26. Formal Educational System: University Extension; Cooperative Extension. 27. Voluntary and proprietary institutions providing adult education - library; museum; non-governmental; national organizations. 28. Miscellaneous educational institutions - business and industry; armed services; unions; local, state and national government. 29. Programs for special audiences based on age; sex; (within normal aptitude range). 30. Programs for the economically or culturally disadvantaged. 31. Programs for those physical, mental, or other handicap. 32. Academic preparatory programs - adult basic education; general educational development; high school completion. 33. Continuing professional education programs. 34. Occupational education and training - professional, technical, supervisory and managerial education. 35. Community programs and services - community development. 36. Miscellaneous program areas - liberal education; personal development; health and mental health; recreation; arts and crafts; sports; home; family life; parent; religious consumer; and cross cultural. I understand that one of our members has a contract to prepare a series similar to the "What Research Says to the Teacher" series and it is conceivable that some cooperative arrangement could be worked out for particular domains. In thinking about the best way to handle the task keep in mind that each domain team will have the full cooperation of the ERIC staff. Also we might want to invite additional researchers who are not on the Commission to serve as members of a domain team. So let Harlan have your ideas concerning the proposed plan and let him know which area you would like to tackle.


{7:84:990:I:0,0:2544,3300}-5- At the December meeting at Airlie House several individuals volunteered to handle the reviews in given content areas. The volunteering was by institution and is not binding. To refresh our memories I am listing the institutions and the domains for which they had volunteers. Domain Number Institution 26 University of Missouri 28 George Washington University 13 University of British Columbia 30 University of British Columbia 19 Ohio State University 25 University of Chicago 8 Cornell University; University of Wisconsin 18 Boston University 3 Florida State University 3,14 University of Saskatchewan 2,8 Ball State University 3 Ontario Institute for Studies in Education 3,30 University of Tennessee 3,30 University of South Carolina 22 Michigan State University 3 North Carolina State University Please let Harlan know if you wish to follow up on the tentative commitment made last year. I know that the Committee would like to have your suggestions or nominations for other team members so please include such information in your letter. Each team will want to consider the various audiences it may wish to serve through its reviewing--practitioners; teachers; researchers; administrators and this part of the plan will have to be worked out by those who agree to work in each domain by the end of our meeting in October. To deal with the question of our future work and our meeting this fall I have prepared a brief questionnaire which I hope you will complete now and send to me by return mail so we can move ahead with our planning. We will keep in mind the suggestions which were made at the meeting last year also. I am convinced that adult education has never faced a brighter future. Further, the Commission has the largest assemblage of talent it has ever had. Accordingly, I am confident that the influence of the Commission on the field is certain to increase as the members handle their professional responsibilities and obligations in a manner that will reflect credit on the Commission and on the profession. I look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely yours, WSG:df William S. Griffith, Chairman Enclosure Commission of the Professors of Adult Education


{7:84:991:I:267,822:1926,2019}August 5, 1970 Dear Harlan: I read Bill Griffith's recent letter about Commission of Professor activities with interest. I've looked at the 36 domains listed in the latter and will give you my interests in priority order: 1 . 26--Formal Educational System: University Extension: Cooperative Extension 2. 14--Social context--philosophy; goals; etc. 3. 10--Instructional Styles and Techniques. I have trouble though, in knowing what you mean by "reviewing and evaluating." For what purpose will we be doing this-- what's the and product or products to be? For whom are we doing this? I suggested to Bill that some of these questions might be discussed at the Atlanta Commission meeting. Best regards to you and your family. Sincerely, Jerold W. Apps Professor JWA/cls cc:  William Griffith


{7:84:992:I:0,0:2544,3300} SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY ADULT EDUCATION SCHOOL OF EDUCATION CRAWFORD CONTINUING EDUCATION CENTER 105 RONEY LANE SYRACUSE, NEW YORK 13210 TELEPHONE 315 476-5541 EXTENSION 3031 August 26, 1970 Dear Colleagues in Adult Education: We want to acknowledge receipt of your letter indicating interest in the domains identified in Bill Griffith's letter of July, 1970. If we are to meet the goal of having area chairmen present a plan (including a timetable) for performing the reviewing function and to present that plan at our Atlanta Meeting, the following timetable of activities is proposed. July-August Professors indicate areas or domains of interest September 8-11 Formation of tentative domain teams by the Committee on Research and Dissemination Assessment September 14-18 Announcement of chairman and members of the domain teams sent to all Commission members September 21 Development of a plan for performing the reviewing function October 31 by the domain chairman Each Professor will be included initially with the team which will be reviewing and evaluating a specific domain in which he expressed an interest. Therefore, a Professor may be included on more than one domain team. He will. need to make a decision as to his anticipated extent of involvement and to communicate his intentions to the domain chairman. Domain chairmen, whenever possible, will be selected from among those volunteering to serve as chairmen. If no one has volunteered to serve as domain chairman, the committee will ask some member to serve as a temporary chairman until a permanent chairman can be elected by the domain members at the Atlanta meeting. The temporary chairman will also be asked to propose a plan for performing the reviewing function at the Atlanta meeting. The domain chairman will communicate with those who were unable to attend the Atlanta meeting about the plans adopted by the domain teams in Atlanta and the kinds of contributions that team members could make to the project. Absence from


{7:84:993:I:111,336:2166,2646} -2- the Atlanta meeting will not affect anyone's opportunity to be involved with one or more of the domain teams. Some of you have asked for more information about the task of the domain teams. The major purpose of the project is for teams of professors to review the literature, pertaining to theory, research, and practice, in a given domain on a periodic basis. The ERIC/AE Clearinghouse will, from materials collected and processed by the ERIC system, provide abstracts of research and other materials which would be of interest to the domain teams. The teams will, however, use any other materials that are appropriate to be reviewed within the specific domains. Each domain team will determine the kinds of products that will be developed by team members. A minimum effort would be to prepare information analyses of segments of the domain or of the total domain for publication by ERIC/AE or some other publisher. A recent example is the occasional paper by James A. Whipple entitled Community Service and Continuing Education: A Literature Review. Other publications, such as annotated bibliographies or books, could result from assessment efforts of a domain team. Some Professors have asked if membership on the domain teams will be limited to Professors of adult education. We are not aware of a decision that has been made pertaining to this point. Perhaps this should be discussed at the Atlanta meeting. We hope that this answers the questions you have had about the project. Sincerely, HARLAN G. COPELAND For the Committee on Research and Dissemination Assessment We have recorded your interest in three areas: 26, 14, and 10. HGC:sr





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