ERIC Number: ED025710
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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The Philosophy of Adult Education of the Anglican Church of Canada.
Peel, Donald Naylor
The adult education philosophy of the Anglican Church of Canada was critically analyzed in terms of basic principles and presuppositions, cultural factors in Christian education, concepts of maturity and of authority, characteristics of adult learners, teaching and leadership, group learning, and patterns of educational practice. Comparisons of Anglican positions were made with those in other philosophies of education. These were among the major findings and conclusions: (1) Anglican philosophy is essentialist-perennialist (based on constant fundamentals) but has many progressivist-reconstructionist (change-oriented, experimental, and secular) features; (2) the approach is reality-centered, incorporating learner needs and Church requirements; (3) although leadership is ascribed to the learning group, the leader is depicted as dominating the planning and evaluation of educational experiences; (4) the most serious lacks are a systematic statement of educational philosophy, a clear and flexible plan for church adult education, and an effective concept of authority. (author/ly)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Adults, Cultural Influences, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Group Instruction, Individual Characteristics, Leadership Styles, Leadership Training, Program Development, Protestants, Religious Education
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Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington.
Note: Ph. D. Thesis.