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In view of the success of American program planning models and their potential contribution to adult education centers at the national universities of Egypt, the researcher wanted to investigate the usefulness of such models to the Egyptian national universities. Six U.S. program planning models by Boyle (1981), Houle (1972), Knowles (1970), Knox and Associates (1980), Sork and Buskey (1986), and Tyler (1949) were selected and synthesized. The researcher developed a model, based on 15 steps and 73 key tasks. She introduced it for testing to determine its usefulness for the national universities of Egypt. Testing was done through the use of questionnaires at two levels. The first covered the main steps of the model and was given to a panel of experts. The second covered the key tasks of the model and was given to adult education practitioners at the national universities. At the first level, the model was basically sanctioned by the panel of experts. Seventy-three percent of the model's steps were found useful, 13.3 percent were considered most useful, and 13.3 percent were categorized as somewhat useful. At the second testing level, 74 percent of the key tasks were found useful, 26 percent were considered somewhat useful. No key tasks were considered most useful or least useful. Accordingly the practitioners found the key tasks generally useful though not indispensable. They suggested some modifications which the researcher incorporated in the final model. As for feasibility of application, the practitioners gave a mean score of 2.62 out of 4.0 with a standard deviation of.76. The model was found useful but the present context of adult education centers does not provide the necessary prerequisite for its application. The researcher recommends the alleviation of present constraints to program planning at the national universities of Egypt at the program planning, organizational, and environmental levels to render the application of a "useful" program planning model possible.
El Bakary, Waguida A., "An adult education program planning model for the national universities of Egypt." (1989). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 8805.