Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Education Specialist (EdS)


Educational Administration and Supervision


Americans seek some form of education outside the established education system indicating that the education system, as we have known it, is just not adequate to meet the needs of a great many Americans. Growing up beside the established system are alternate schools, massive programs of on-the-job training, external degree programs, cooperative educational programs, learning networks and independent study programs. Stetar states, "The potential audience for such an effort is significant: at present more than 21 million persons, approximately 10 percent of our total population, are over 65." In a study of continuing education programs in an eleven county region of New York State, a team of researchers from Cornell University has discovered that education institutions serve only a modest part of the .continuing education clientele.


A Field Project Presented to the Department of Educational Administration and the Graduate Faculty University of Nebraska at Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Specialist in Education. Copyright 1976 George J. Pfeifer.