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ERIC Number: ED020475
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 1
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THE RATIONALE FOR LIBERAL ADULT EDUCATION IN A FREE SOCIETY, A SURVEY, ANALYSIS AND CRITIQUE OF THE LITERATURE FROM 1919 TO 1961.
COTTON, WEBSTER ELIOT
A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE RATIONALES FOR LIBERAL ADULT EDUCATION IN A FREE SOCIETY FOCUSES ON--(1) THE MARGINALITY OF MOST RATIONALES WITH RESPECT TO THE STATEMENT IN WHICH THEY APPEAR, (2) THE DIVERSITY OF RATIONALES WITH RESPECT TO WHETHER THE NEED FOR ADULT EDUCATION IS PERCEIVED AS IMPORTANT OR CRUCIAL, WHETHER AN EMPIRICAL OR NORMATIVE-RATIONAL TYPE ARGUMENT IS USED, AND WHETHER THE RATIONALE IS ADDRESSED TO A LIMITED OR NATIONAL AUDIENCE, AND (3) THE POLARIZATION OF MOST RATIONALES AROUND A PROFESSIONAL OR SOCIAL REFORMIST ORIENTATION. A CRITIQUE OF THE LITERATURE (1919-1961) IS MADE IN TERMS OF THE FAILURE OF RATIONALES (1) TO MAKE EXPLICIT THEIR VALUE ORIENTATION, (2) TO CONTAIN A THOUGHTFUL AND STIMULATING INTELLECTUAL CONTENT, AND (3) TO BE DEVELOPED IN A SYSTEMATIC AND INCISIVE MANNER. THIS CRITIQUE IS THEN APPLIED TO THREE RECENT STATEMENTS--THE RECOGNITION THAT A PROBLEMATIC SITUATION DOES EXIST, THE RECOGNITION OF THE CRITICAL ROLE OF THE INDIVIDUAL IN DEVELOPING A VIABLE RATIONALE FOR ADULT EDUCATION, AND THE RECOGNITION OF THE NEED FOR MORE INTELLECTUALLY SIGNIFICANT RATIONALES. THE CONCLUDING SCHAPTER SETS FORTH A RATIONALE FOR LIBERAL ADULT EDUCATION IN A FREE SOCIETY. THIS DOCUMENT, ORDER NO. 63-6587, IS AVAILABLE FROM UNIVERSITY MICROFILMS, ANN ARBOR, MICH. MICROFILM $4.65. XEROGRAPHY $16.45. 362 PAGES. (AUTHOR/AJ)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles.
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