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Institute for the Management of Lifelong Education (IMLE) Records

An inventory of its records at Syracuse University

The adult education holdings are collectively known as the
Alexander N. Charters Library of Resources for Educators of Adults.

Finding aid created by: MRR
Date: Oct 2006

Biographical History

The Institute for the Management of Lifelong Education, a product of Harvard University's School of Education, began in 1979. IMLE is a summer leadership seminar designed to provide experienced education administrators an intensive immersion in strategies for and management of change in their field. Techniques include classes, case studies, presentations, discussion, videos, and role plays. It has since been renamed the Institute for Management and Leadership in Education.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Institute for the Management of Lifelong Education (IMLE) Records consists of Program information (a directory and some general introductory information on the case study method) and Case studies (material from four case studies used in the program). The majority of the material comes from a single case study entitled "Davis College."


Access Restrictions:

The majority of our archival and manuscript collections are housed offsite and require advanced notice for retrieval. Researchers are encouraged to contact us in advance concerning the collection material they wish to access for their research.

Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Related Material

The development of the case study method and its dissemination into various fields of study, particularly public administration, was substantially assisted and influenced by the Inter-University Case Program. The Inter-University Case Program Records, including over a hundred published case studies, reside at the Special Collections Research Center.

Subject Headings

Corporate Bodies

Institute for Management and Leadership in Education.
Institute for the Management of Lifelong Education.


Adult education -- Administration.
Case method, Study and teaching -- United States.
Universities and colleges -- Administration.

Genres and Forms

Case studies.
Fliers (printed matter)



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Institute for the Management of Lifelong Education (IMLE) Records,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Jacques House, Georgia Center for Continuing Education

Table of Contents

Program information

Case studies