ERIC Number: ED025713
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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The Present Status of the Antigonish Movement in Nova Scotia.
Sowder, Ellie Mae
A comprehensive case study is presented of the Antigonish Movement in eastern Nova Scotia. Originally founded to combat poverty and exploitation, it has functioned since 1929 under the extension department of St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish. The Movement brought education into the lives of ordinary working people and introduced group learning into adult education. It has had a strong influence in Canada and elsewhere in linking adult education with the cooperative movement, and has contributed to leadership training with its emphasis on group action. Primacy of the individual, social reform through education, and fundamental change in social and economic institutions are among its guiding principles. The early study groups and conferences, the "kitchen meetings," neighborhood short courses, leadership short courses, the rise of credit unions and various types of cooperatives, and (mainly since 1957) the people's School TV series and the social leadership diploma course at the Coady International Institute represent some major stages, programs, and accomplishments. (ly)
Descriptors: Agriculture, Community Development, Cooperatives, Discussion Groups, Doctoral Dissertations, Economic Development, Extension Education, Fisheries, History, Industry, Leadership Training, Regional Programs, Research, Rural Areas, Universities
University Microfilms, 300 Zeeb Rd., Ann Arbor, Michigan 48106 (Order No. 67-2898, MF $3.00, Xerography $5.80).
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Authoring Institution: George Peabody Coll. for Teachers, Nashville, TN.
Identifiers: Antigonish Movement; Nova Scotia
Note: Ph. D. Thesis.