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ERIC Number: EJ881470
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0046-760X
Oldham's Moot (1938-1947), The Universities and the Adult Citizen
Steele, Tom; Taylor, Richard Kenneth
History of Education, v39 n2 p183-197 Mar 2010
The influential policy work in education of the intellectual grouping formed by J. H. Oldham during the Second World War known as "Oldham's Moot" (1938-1947) has been discussed in recent publications. These have noted its general educational and university policy, its intellectual strengths, and the role of Sir Walter Moberly in relation to his chairmanship of the UGC and his "The Crisis in the University" (1949). Others have placed its thinking in a tradition of Christian medievalism and British intellectual movements. This article focuses on the social theories debated in the group, especially their European roots, their contribution to their discussions on the university and especially the role of adult citizenship in the era of "Planning of Freedom". In particular the authors follow the arguments concerning the integration of adult education in the university reform they envisage. (Contains 62 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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