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Education for Life
A list of adult and continuing education resources available on the 2nd floor of Mid-Manhattan Library, plus links to assorted Internet resources.
The following titles may be found on the second floor in the Education Collection of the Mid-Manhattan Library. The directories are revised annually or biannually, and the latest editions are available. They are for reference use only, and may not be taken from the room.
Black Person's Guide to Adult Education and Economic Empowerment. LeDene Lewis. Chicago: African American Images, 1992. (374.0089 L)
Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education. Wilson, Arthur L. & Hayes, Elisabeth R. (editors). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass Inc., 2000. (374 H)
How to Earn an Advanced Degree without Going to Graduate School. James P. Duffy. New York: Wiley, 1994. (Ref. 378.1553 D)
How to Get a College Degree via the Internet. Sam Atieh. Rocklin: CA, 1998. (378.1734 A)
Lessons without Limit: how Free-Choice Learning is Transforming Education. Falk, John H. & Dierking Lynn D. Walnut Creek: AltaMira Press, 2002. (374.973 F)
Managing Your Own Learning. James R. Davis & Adelaide B. Davis. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc., 2000. (374 D)
Never Too Late to Learn. Vicky Phillips. New York: Random House, 2000. (374.973 P)
You Can Do It! Harry G. Turner. Santa Monica: Merritt Publishing, 1997. (374 T)
Barron's Guide to Distance Learning. Hauppage: Barron's Educational Series, Inc. c1999- (Ref 378.175 B)
Bears' Guide to College Degrees by Mail and Internet. Berkeley: Ten Speed Press, c2003- (Ref 374.4025 B)
Bears' Guide to Earning Degrees by Distance Learning. Berkeley: Ten Speed Press, c2001- (Ref. 378.03 B)
Campus-Free College Degrees. Marcie Kisner Thorson. Tulsa: Thorson Guides, L.L.C., c1989- (Ref. 378.24 C)
College Blue Book: Distance Learning Programs. New York: Macmillan Reference USA, c1923- (Ref. 378.73 C)
A Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services; (3 vols.) Washington, DC: American Council on Education, c1944- (Ref. 355.0071 G)
Peterson's Guide to Distance Learning Programs. Lawrenceville: Peterson's, c1998- (Ref. 378.175 P)
The Princeton Review: complete book of distance learning schools. New York: Random House, Inc., c1998- (Ref. 378.175 C)
The City University of New York (CUNY) has many opportunities for professional and personal development. Attend courses, certificate programs, lectures and cultural events at 19 CUNY campuses across five boroughs.
District Council 37 Education Department offers a variety of programs and activities for DC 37 members and the Retirees Association. Some of these are available to spouses, children and grandchildren of members. After logging on the website click on "Benefits."
QUEST is an organization made up of retired and semi-retired professionals who want to remain active and intellectually stimulated. It self-administers 35 college-level courses.
The Supers Technical Association of new York is a society for building maintenance personnel - superintendents, handymen, porters and others. Find information about classes available for Supers, and other building support personnel.
The vertical files at the Education Desk consist of pamphlets, catalogs. Among them are the Elderhostel Catalogs for international and domestic travel and free copies of Opportunities for Adults, offered at The City University of New York. There is also a collection of catalogs for continuing education programs both in New York and elsewhere.
The Education Collection provides study guides for College Level Examination Preparation (CLEP), the Excelsior College Examinations, the high school equivalency examination (GED), the Graduate Record Examination (GRE), and the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). Registration forms for some of these tests and other standardized tests are available.