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ERIC Number: EJ759757
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 58
ISSN: ISSN-0266-0830
Hegel in Glasgow: Idealists and the Emergence of Adult Education in the West of Scotland, 1866-1927
Hamilton, Robert; Turner, Robert
Studies in the Education of Adults, v38 n2 p195-209 Aut 2006
This paper considers how Hegel's philosophical idealism influenced the thinking and practical activities of four successive holders of the Chair of Moral Philosophy in the University of Glasgow between 1866 and 1927. It argues that their activities were shaped by Hegelian concepts of citizenship, which engendered a commitment to encouraging the organisation and development of liberal adult education. It considers how their support for social movements promoting new educational opportunities, notably university extension, the WEA and social settlement houses, had a substantial and lasting impact on the evolution of adult education during the twentieth century.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Glasgow)