ERIC Number: ED409557
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Whole Language and Adult Education. ERIC Digest.
This digest argues that whole language theorists and adult education theorists have much in common, much to say to one another, and much to learn from one another. The digest first defines and discusses "whole language," then defines and discusses "andragogy," (the learning of adults) and finally asks educators to recognize that the "two universes of discourses" are one so that the net result is that education becomes transformative. Contains 12 references. (NKA)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Andragogy, Classroom Techniques, Discourse Communities, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Student Development, Whole Language Approach
ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Indiana University, 2905 E. 10th Street, Suite 150, Bloomington, IN 47408-2698.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; Opinion Papers; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Reading, English, and Communication, Bloomington, IN.