ERIC Number: ED028328
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1965
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The Use of Whiteheadian Principles in University Adult Education.
Marx, Lucy Ann
This study examines the philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead to determine his theory of value and apply it to the principles, objectives, and positions of university adult education. Whitehead's value criteria are applied to the two major statements on policy of university adult education, which the writer feels are inadequate: the National University Education Association position paper and the Scope Report of the Cooperative Extension Service. Besides finding these written positions deficient, the author views the current approaches to program development in university adult education -- the community approach and the individual goal approach -- not only incomplete, but insufficient in setting forth aims of adult education, since neither has a specific and unambiguous stance toward goals and objectives. It is felt that one of the most important contributions Whitehead can make to the field of university adult education is to offer a philosophical framework that encompasses both positions. Whitehead's educational aims are built around his concern for the individual, yet parallel to this individualistic emphasis is his recognition of man's essential involvement in his universe or community. Both views are expressed in his doctrine of the nature of man as an individual in the midst of the unity of the universe. (se)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy, Individual Development, Philosophy, Program Development, Universities, Values
Dept. of Photoduplication, The University of Chicago Library, Swift Hall, Chicago, Ill. 60637
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Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL.