ERIC Number: ED023039
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
University Extension Reconsidered. Vaughan Papers in Adult Education, II.
Based on an unpublished 1950 masters thesis, this paper on university extension in Britain reviews the nineteenth century background at Oxford, Cambridge, Victoria, and other universities, the close of the so-called classical period during 1900-24, the growing institutionalization of university extension during 1924-39, and postwar trends toward greater freedom, flexibility, specialization, and influence within British adult education. It is concluded that the financial and other problems of British university extension, especially its frequent failure (as compared to the Workers' Educational Association) to reach the working classes, have generally stemmed from universality rather than specificity of purpose. (The document includes six tables and 72 references.) It is also available from the Department of Adult Education, University of Leicester, Leicester, England, for 4s 6d. (ly)
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Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Leicester Univ. (England). Dept. of Adult Education.
Identifiers: England; Great Britain; Wales; Workers' Educational Association