ERIC Number: ED078229
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-May
Reference Count: 0
Toward a Working Philosophy of Adult Education.
Apps, Jerold W.
This monograph is concerned with developing a personal working philosophy of adult education. Chapters cover: (1) the need for a working philosophy; (2) a working philosophy--general philosophy, content and process, beliefs, sources of beliefs, levels of beliefs, higher order beliefs, recognition, analysis, judgment, and evaluation, and a framework for a working philosophy; (3) general philosophies--idealism, realism, experimentalism, existentialism; (4) educational philosophies--essentialism, perennialism, progressivism, reconstructionism, and existentialism; (5) beliefs about the adult learner--relationship to society and to the natural world; (6) beliefs about content; (7) beliefs about the learning process; and (8) summary--beliefs about the above areas are related to three learning models, problem-solving, acquiring content, and self-actualization. An appendix provides an example of the way in which this material was used in a graduate seminar. (KM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Course Content, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Guides, Learning Processes, Philosophy, Publications
Publications in Continuing Education, Syracuse University, Syracuse, N.Y. 13210 ($3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. Publications Program in Continuing Education.; Syracuse Univ., NY. ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult Education.