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Education Specialist (EdS)


"The aim of adult education, as I see it, is to inspire grown-ups to be something more than they are now and to do their work better than they do it. Its beginning is wherever one finds oneself. It ends only when ambition ceases to function. At its best, it leads to constantly increasing richness of life, better appreciation of what life offers, great satisfaction in the use of mind and body, and better understanding of the rights and duties of one's fellowman." (James E. Russell, 1978) The purpose of this field project was to assess the problems faced by adult learners in the pursuit of a continuing education, and find the factors which lead them on the path to life-long learning or deter them from this pursuit. A review of the literature examined various compromises, solutions, and/or alternatives to the problem. Questionnaires were used to gather data for further in-depth studies of this problem.


Presented to the Graduate Faculty University of Nebraska at Omaha In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Specialist in Education University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright 1983 Jerome L. Greenberg.