The education people need

James Jacobs, Stanley G. Jones, James R. Stone, James E. Rosenbaum, Jennifer Stephan, James M. Rosser, George Kuh

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A critical review of Brian Bosworth's 'The Crisis in Adult Education' is presented by James Jacob and Stanley Jones. James confirms that as the US's economic problems intensify, increasing numbers of adults are returning to community colleges to obtain education and training for living-wage jobs. Despite all the education theory and research conducted in the United States, there are very few examinations of successful ways in which adults learn. As long as postsecondary education continues to be viewed as an issue of access and finance for parents and their children, most elected officials will continue to focus policy on traditional students. Most of Bosworth's recommendations call for changes in federal policies. U.S. education, including that at the postsecondary level, is primarily a local and state responsibility. Stanley says that significant progress can be made with adult students to address the educated workforce shortfall.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5-11
Number of pages7
JournalIssues in Science and Technology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

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