Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline



There has always been some form of adult education. The nature of man was such that his environment, both natural and social became an educational force. This informal education was suitable to the simple and informed life of the past. But as society became more highly organized and complex, the gap between the informal education provided by the environment became wider and wider. The changes became so rapid and complex that even the formal education provided the youth was not adequate to the demands of adult life. So special agencies and programs were provided to supplement the education received by adults in their childhood and youth, and to provide retraining to meet the demands of an ever-changing society".

Theoretical Statements and Researches of Other Scholars:

The Federal Government took an active role in adult education for Negroes when it passed the Federal Emergency Educational Program in 1933.

Immediately Texas "became interested in adult education for Negroes. Since 1936 the State Department of Education in Texas has shown a marked interest in public forums as a means of stimulating adult education for Negroes. The superintendents in the counties serve as forum counselors.

Committee Chair/Advisor

D. S. Yarbrough

Committee Member

Thos. L. Holley

Committee Member

Thos. L. Holley

Committee Member

Veida N. Williamson


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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