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09 George Frederick Aker

Page history last edited by Waynne James 6 years, 5 months ago

June 2, 1927 - March 18, 1987


 



 

Personal Data

 

Born:  June 2, 1927, Ft. Wayne, IN

Married:  Patricia Lou Lawson, 1946

Children: 4

Died:   March 18, 1987, Panama City, Panama

 

Education

 

1950  B. S., Life Sciences, Purdue University

 

1958  M. S., Cooperative Extension Education, University of Wisconsin

 

1962  Ph. D., Adult Education and Psychology, University of Wisconsin

 

Employment

 

1980-82

1983

1982

1977-82

1972-77

Delegate to Congreso Inter-American de Andragogia

National Institute of Adult Education, Mexico

Nova University

National Experiment University, Venezuela

Professor, University of Wisconsin

1963-72

Director of Division of Educational Management Systems

1963-66

Florida State University, Associate Professor, Head of Adult Education

1959-62

Resident Assistant, Adult Psychology, University of Wisconsin

1958-59

Urban Development, Purdue University, Indiana

1957-58

Resident Associate, Community Development, University of Wisconsin

1951-57

Cooperative Extension Agent, Rural Development, Purdue University

1950-51

Instructor, Life Sciences and Biochemistry, University of Missouri

 

 

Awards and Honors

 

Leadership and Service Award, Adult Education Association of the U.S.A.

Distinguished Service Award, American

Chairman, National Seminar Adult Education

Florida Adult Education Association

Honorary President, Venezuela National Association for Adult Education

Citation of Outstanding Service, Florida Law Enforcement Academy

National Corporation for Public Broadcasting

Advisor to President’s Council on Education

Consultant, education system group, U.S. Office of Education and U. S. Department of Labor

 

Membership-Professional Organizations

 

Adult Education Association, Chairman Research Committee

Adult Education Association, Vice President, 1967-68

Adult Education Association, President, 1969-70

National Association for Public, Continuing and Adult Education

National Association of Community Schools

National University Extension Association

Phi Delta Kappa

American Education Research Association

Alpha Zeta

Interamerican Federation for Adult Education, Vice-President

 

Publications

 

1963

Criteria for Evaluating Graduate Study in Adult Education, University of Chicago

1963-64

Director of Residential Continuing Education Centers in the United States and Canada, University of Chicago

1958-64

Studies and Training in Continuing Education, University of Chicago

1965

A Cumulative Report to the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, University of Chicago

 

Adult education procedures: Methods and techniques: A (Ed.) Classified and Annotated Bibliography, Syracuse University of Chicago

1966

Action Education, Board of Regents Office for Continuing Education

1967

Public School Adult Education Almanac, National Association of Public School Adult Educators

1968

Evaluation of an Adult Basic Education Program in a Southern Rural Community, Florida State University Press

1969

Teaching and Learning in Adult Basic Education, Educational Systems Corporation

An Epitome on Research and Readings in Adult Learning, Florida State University

1970

(Editor) 1970 Handbook of Adult Education, Macmillan

An Evaluation of Adult Basic Education in the State of New York: Trends and Projections, University of the State of New York

1971

The Professional Development of Correctional Educators, Florida State University and Florida Division of Corrections

 

Education for Older Citizens, Florida State University

1972

(Editor) Improving Education for Older Adults, Florida State University

(Editor) Materials and Methods in Adult Education, Klevins Publishing

1973

Case Studies of Sixteen Black Landgrant Colleges: An Evaluation, Rural Community Assistant Consortium

 

1974

A Guide for Teacher Training in Adult Basic Education, University of The State of New York

Building Adult Reading Skills, Educational Achievement Corporation

A Guide for Competency Based Teacher Training in Adult Basic Education, Research and Technology Corporation

1977

(Editor) Access to Knowledge, Four Volumes, Florida Board of Regents

1980

A View Toward the Future: A Report of the Professor Emeritus Project, Coahoma Junior College

How to Access Needs for Community Instructional Services: A Guide for Adult Education Practitioners, Florida State University

1982

(Editor) Factores en el Apprendizaje Y la Instruction de los Adultos, Tallahassee International Institute of Andragogy

1983

An Analysis of Progres and Outcomes of the Institute of Agriculture and Animal Science Project in Rampur Nepal, Wupi, Inc.

1986

Training the Academic Merger, American Council: Washington, DC

1987

International Encyclopedia of Education “Lifelong Education for Adults” Pergmond Press, Oxford, England

 

Professional Interest Areas

 

Adult Education

Psychology of Adult Learning

Socio-Environmental Change

Techniques and Procedures of Adult Education

International Adult Education

 

Major Contributions to Adult Education

 

Editor of several Almanacs and Handbooks

1970 Handbook of Adult Education

Developed Educational Technologies for Older Persons

Designed New Systems for Coordination with Community Services

Primary head of the Adult Education Program at Florida State University

 

 

Additional Resources

Articles

 

Photo Gallery

 

Video/Audio

 

Presentations

 

Books

 

 

Interesting Facts 

Died in Panama City, Panama while riding in a taxi that hit a pot hole.  Died from broken neck.

 

 


References

 

Aker, G. F. (1973). Learning and the older adult: A manual on planning educational programs for older adults. Tallahassee, FL: Florida State University.

 

Aker, G. F. (1974). A guide for competency based teacher training in adult basic education. Washington, DC: Research and Technology Corp.

 

Aker, G. F., & Kemerer, R. W. (1980). How to assess needs for community instructional services: A guide for adult education practitioners. Tallahassee, FL: Department of Educational 

          Leadership, Florida State University.

 

International Adult and Continuing Education Hall of Fame.  (1997).  George Aker. 

           Retrieved July 3, 2011, from

           http://www.halloffame.outreach.ou.edu/1997/aker.html

 

George F. Aker Papers  An inventory of his papers at Syracuse University Retrieved from http://library.syr.edu/digital/guides/a/aker_gf.htm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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