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ERIC Number: ED083371
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Pages: 288
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Recollections and Reflections of Professors of Adult Education; Early 20th Century Leaders and Pioneers in the Field.
Jacques, Joseph W.
Taped interviews were held with Howard Yale McClusky, Wilbur Chapman Hallenbeck, Ralph Beckett Spence, Andrew Hendrickson, Robert John Blakely and Paul Leslie Essert in order that the portion of their experience relevant to a philosophy of adult education could be analyzed. Seven philosophical themes were found to be commonly held: change is continuous, values are relative, man is a social and biological creature, living is concerned with being and becoming oneself, each individual is important, democracy and learning are inextricably related, and human affairs should proceed with critical intelligence. The respondents perceptions of current and future problems was less uniform although they asserted that continuing learning is crucial to the survival of American society. They recommend (1) the adoption of a set of goals for adult education, (2) convincing the public that continuing learning is of primary importance in a world of change and (3) creating conditions which give material and moral support to the establishment of continued learning. The appendices include a 25 page bibliography. (SA)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, Florida State Univ.