NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED507872
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan-1
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
The Self-Education of Malcolm X
Moberg, Eric
Online Submission
In Alex Haley's "Autobiography of Malcolm X" (1965), Haley recounts the life of an historical personage of enduring controversy. Whether one reveres or reviles Malcolm, "X", Little, his is a fascinating story of lifelong learning. Rather than conforming to one theory, Malcolm's learning is well explained by certain theorists at certain times in Malcolm's life, but better explained by other theorists at other times in his life. Like most Americans, Malcolm Little's learning developed over his life. His early education as a child was based largely on teaching methods and learning styles that differed as he aged and became an adult. Knowles' (1999) theory of andragogy generally explains Malcolm's adult learning as being different from his learning as a child. Malcolm X, therefore, informed and educated Malcolm Knowles later theoretical framework for adult learning known as "andragogy."
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A