ERIC Number: ED424364
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
A History of Modern British Adult Education.
The purpose of this book is: to set the historical development of British adult education in its wider policy and ideological context; to examine its various forms and formulations; and to identify what purpose or purposes it has served. The 16 chapters are as follows: "Historical and Political Context" (Roger Fieldhouse); "The Nineteenth Century" (Roger Fieldhouse); "An Overview of British Adult Education in the Twentieth Century" (Roger Fieldhouse); "The Local Education Authorities and Adult Education" (Roger Fieldhouse); "Community Education: The Dialectics of Development" (Ian Martin); "Literacy and Adult Basic Education" (Mary Hamilton); "The Workers' Educational Association" (Roger Fieldhouse); "University Adult Education" (Roger Fieldhouse); "Residential Colleges and Non-Residential Settlements and Centres" (Walter Drews, Roger Fieldhouse); "Independent Working Class Education and Trade Union Education and Training" (John McIlroy); "The Open University" (Naomi Sargant); "Adult Education Auxiliaries and Informal Learning" (Peter Baynes, Harold Marks); "Learning for Work: Vocational Education and Training" (John Field); "Broadcasting and Adult Education" (Brian Groombridge); "Women and Adult Education" (Roseanne Benn); and "British Adult Education: Past, Present, and Future" (Roger Fieldhouse). The book contains 1,035 references, notes on contributors, and an index. (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Community Education, Educational History, Educational Radio, Educational Television, Foreign Countries, Futures (of Society), Higher Education, Informal Education, Job Training, Literacy Education, Open Universities, Vocational Education, Womens Education
National Institute of Adult Continuing Education, 21 De Montfort Street, Leicester LE1 7GE, England, United Kingdom (20 British pounds).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Adult Continuing Education, Leicester (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)