ERIC Number: EJ776975
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: 8
Kentucky's Moonlight Schools: An Enduring Legacy of Adult Learning Principles and Practice
Canipe, James B.; Decker, Martha M.
Adult Learning, v15 n3-4 p19-21 Sum-Fall 2004
Honoring the past through knowledge of a powerful movement from the beginning of the last century has been found to contain useful, relevant, meaningful information for present-day practitioners in adult education. The compelling story of an adult education project, begun nearly 100 years ago by Cora Wilson Stewart and known as "The Moonlight Schools," provides amazing links with modern-day adult learning principles. In this article, the authors share the remarkable story of the Moonlight Schools and suggest that some principles of adult learning reveal how lessons learned from Cora Wilson Stewart's historical campaign against illiteracy coincide with modern-day adult education practices.
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adult Programs, Evening Programs, Historical Interpretation, Educational Principles, Educational History, Intellectual History, Educational Development, Case Studies, Change Agents
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kentucky