ERIC Number: ED023999
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
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Thirty-Eight Years in Adult Education.
Wilson, J. L. J.
In examining thirty-eight years in adult education, this document refers to nineteenth- and twentieth-century adult education, which was influenced by some dynamic factors; personal and social dissatisfactions; an urgent desire for freedom and liberation; and a determination to change things for the better, for personal and social reasons. The Workingmen's College (1848), in taking a stage further the mechanics' institutes, athenaeums, working men's clubs, and other organizations concerned with adult education in the nineteenth century, had two outstanding aspects in their program: insistence on close companionship between tutor and student, and participation by students in the management of the college. The founders of adult education in New Zealand and Australia were products of the British adult education movement led by the Oxford dons and Albert Mansbridge. From their programs which were supported by limited funds from the governments of New Zealand and Australia and enthusiastic students, have come several national and local leaders. Adult education will continue to appeal to the minority but will remain the monument of liberation and freedom. (nl)
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Identifiers: Australia; New Zealand
Note: Paper presented at the National Conference on Adult Education held at Warburton, Victoria, N.S.W., 1963