ERIC Number: ED380552
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Publication Date: 1995
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Philosophical Foundations of Adult Education. Second Edition.
Elias, John L.; Merriam, Sharan B.
This book examines the philosophical foundations of adult education (AE). The following topics are discussed: philosophy of AE (philosophy and action in theory and practice and philosophy for adult educators); liberal AE (historical development, liberal education and the educated person, broad scope, process, liberal education of adults, Great Books program, evaluation of adult liberal education); progressive AE (historical perspective, progressive education and the AE movement, basic principles, contemporary programs inspired by progressive AE, assessment of progressive AE); behaviorist AE (antecedents of 20th-century behaviorism, behaviorism's founder John B. Watson, B. F. Skinner and modern behaviorism, behavioral objectives, competency-based education and AE, program planning in AE, instructional methods); humanistic AE (humanism in historical context, basic assumptions of humanistic philosophy, general and adult humanistic education, assessment); radical AE (historical roots; Paulo Freire's life, works, and philosophical and educational principles; theory and practice in radical AE, the deschooling movement and AE); analytical philosophy of AE (historical background, philosophy as conceptual or linguistic analysis, conceptual analysis in AE, assessment); and philosophy of AE in the past and future. The final chapter is a bibliographic essay on the philosophy of AE from 1980 through 1994, which includes 92 references. Most of the other chapters include substantial bibliographies. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Behaviorism, Educational Change, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Educational Principles, Educational Trends, Humanistic Education, Humanization, Liberalism, Literature Reviews, Political Socialization, Role of Education, Trend Analysis
Krieger Publishing Co., P.O. Box 9542, Melbourne, FL 32902.
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