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Program Planning for the Future

Program Planning for the Future Susan J. Kannel industrial model. During the late 1970s and early uturists have proclaimed that we 198Os, the basic model was a useful tool for are well into an Information Age, obtaining large-scale government funds. It was thanks largely to the computer, efficient and logical. It established a universal which places vast amounts of language that funding sources, educators, and information and communication at our fingertips. evaluators anywhere in the country could under- What does this mean to adult educators who are stand. But times have changed. daily involved in growth, change, learning, facili- Government funding largely disappeared tating, and discovering new skills for new prob during the Reagan administration. Watergate and lems? One of the things it means is that the pro- gram development model that we have known Love Canal made us mistrustful of what comes and used for so many years no longer fits. Top- from the top. Most of the significant changes in down approaches must be replaced by newer, communities during the past five years, including sheltering the homeless, anti-nuclear activism, more open ways of working. environmental protection, and AIDS education We are all familiar with the steps of the tradi- have been generated http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Adult Learning SAGE

Program Planning for the Future

Adult Learning , Volume 1 (1): 7 – Sep 1, 1989

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SAGE
Copyright
© 1989 American Association for Adult and Continuing Education
ISSN
1045-1595
eISSN
2162-4070
DOI
10.1177/104515958900100110
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Abstract

Susan J. Kannel industrial model. During the late 1970s and early uturists have proclaimed that we 198Os, the basic model was a useful tool for are well into an Information Age, obtaining large-scale government funds. It was thanks largely to the computer, efficient and logical. It established a universal which places vast amounts of language that funding sources, educators, and information and communication at our fingertips. evaluators anywhere in the country could under- What does this mean to adult educators who are stand. But times have changed. daily involved in growth, change, learning, facili- Government funding largely disappeared tating, and discovering new skills for new prob during the Reagan administration. Watergate and lems? One of the things it means is that the pro- gram development model that we have known Love Canal made us mistrustful of what comes and used for so many years no longer fits. Top- from the top. Most of the significant changes in down approaches must be replaced by newer, communities during the past five years, including sheltering the homeless, anti-nuclear activism, more open ways of working. environmental protection, and AIDS education We are all familiar with the steps of the tradi- have been generated

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Adult LearningSAGE

Published: Sep 1, 1989

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