Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline




Adult education is a process by which all adults may develop their talents and abilities to the extent that contribute most to the welfare of both themselves and others.

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 informal 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.

Any program of adult education to be worthy of the name must have flexibility. It must be ready to carry on any type of activities in terms of the traditional classroom setup or otherwise. It must be ready to provide its services anywhere and at any time needed. It must be able to furnish teachers' experience in terms of the activity for which they are needed.

Committee Chair/Advisor

J. E. Ellison

Committee Member

Pauline W. Campbell

Committee Member

Pauline W. Campbell


Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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