ERIC Number: ED209445
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Canadian Association for Adult Education in the Corbett Years: A Re-Evaluation. Occasional Papers in Continuing Education Number 20.
Selman, Gordon R.
This monograph deals with the philosophical and idealogical development of the Canadian Association for Adult Education (CAAE) during the years of Ned Corbett's leadership of the organization--from its founding in 1935 to his retirement in 1951. The first stage of transformation of the CAAE is discussed in terms of the association changing from a clearinghouse and information center to assuming a direct programming role in the field of citizenship education. Next, numerous quotations from directors' reports are presented to show the development of a second stage of the association as a social reform movement. The 1943 Manifesto, with its statement of seven principles, and Corbett's 1947 principles of adult education are presented. Programs and services provided by the association are described and examples of the thinking of the times are quoted from Adult Learning and Food for Thought. Reviewed next are the publications program in connection with Farm Radio Forum and Citizen's Forum and the association's relationship to other organizations through the Joint Planning Commission. Following a discussion of selected briefs representing lobbying activities is a summary of the Corbett years, the central themes of which were citizenship education, rural adult education, and Canadian nationalism. An extensive bibliography is provided. (BPB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Citizenship Education, Educational Cooperation, Educational Development, Educational History, Educational Improvement, Educational Philosophy, Educational Planning, Educational Principles, Instructional Materials, Nationalism, Organizational Change, Organizational Development, Organizations (Groups), Pamphlets, Rural Education
Centre for Continuing Education, The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada V6T 1W5 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Univ., Vancouver. Centre for Continuing Education.