ERIC Number: ED540811
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1925
Reference Count: 5
Adult Education for Foreign-Born and Native Illiterates. Bulletin, 1925, No. 36
Herlihy, Charles M.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
Americanism embraces the ideals of the good citizen in political, social, economic, and cultural relationships. The definition and interpretation of these ideals determine the scope of one's understanding of the movement of Americanization; that is, those programs and activities that aim to promote Americanism. It is commonly understood that Americanization work is restricted to education and social service for the foreign born, but this is not the only group that need instruction and help in learning the principles and ideals that govern the conduct of the good citizen. Granting the aim of this work to be the promoting of better citizenship, then the correction of every un-American condition may properly be termed "Americanization work." Americanization applies directly to the immigrant, but the native American must see to it that his life exemplifies the Americanism which we wish the immigrant to emulate. This document further explores: (1) Significant Federal census data on the size of the immigrant education problem; (2) Size of the national illiteracy problem among the native born; (3) A national survey of State programs of adult education in 1925; and (4) Federal leadership in adult education. (Contains 2 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Immigrants, Adult Education, Illiteracy, African Americans, Citizenship, State Programs, Acculturation, Census Figures, Access to Education, National Surveys, Federal Government, Government Role, Social Problems
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)