ERIC Number: ED226204
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Roby Kidd and the Canadian Association for Adult Education 1951-1961. Occasional Papers in Continuing Education, Number 22.
Selman, Gordon R.
As director of the Canadian Association for Adult Education (CAAE) from 1951-1961, Roby Kidd led the movement for increased recognition of adult education in Canada. During his tenure, the association continued its major citizenship education projects (Farm and Citizens' Forum and the Joint Planning Commission), carried out many other programs in the citizenship education field, and promoted informed citizenship through the Commission for Continuous Learning and the National Commission on the Indian Canadian. Another of Kidd's priorities was the improvement of practice in adult education. His efforts in this cause took two main forms, the advancement of research and professional training and experimentation with new forms of organization, methods, and materials. Kidd also attached priority to helping adult education serve more effectively a number of special groups in the population, such as the labor movement, older persons, women, single persons, immigrants, prison inmates, and native people. One of the most striking features of Kidd's leadership was his involvement in international dimensions of the field. But Kidd's priority task in those years was developing the CAAE into an increasingly useful part of the adult educational movement. His growing prominence, at home and abroad, brought credit to the association and his many personal accomplishments as scholar, teacher, organizer, and international leader increased the CAAE's effectiveness and worked to the benefit of both the association and the adult educational movement as a whole. (KC)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Adults, Educational Development, Educational History, Educational Innovation, Educational Planning, Educational Trends, Professional Associations, Program Development
Centre for Continuing Education, the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada V6T 2A4 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Univ., Vancouver. Centre for Continuing Education.
Identifiers: Canada; Canadian Association for Adult Education; Kidd (J Robbins)