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Tuckett, Alan – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2010
Looking back fifty years is a salutary experience. There is a sense that everything changes, and everything stays the same. Whilst people now have a global non-government organisation to support national bodies in the field of adult learning, most of the national members have a fragile financial base, and the International Council for Adult…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Learning, Professional Associations, International Education
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Beddie, Francesca – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2010
In 2010, fifty years after the establishment of the association now called Adult Learning Australia (ALA), the association still faces the dilemma about how to sell its message that adult learning matters. The dilemma is one of philosophy: in the nineteenth century, it was liberalism versus utilitarianism; in the mid-twentieth, the instrumental…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Adult Education, Adult Learning, Foreign Countries
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Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2010
This article presents contributions that present recollections on the Australian Association of Adult Education (AAAE) over five decades. In these contributions, the authors talk about the association in the 1960s, 70s, 80s, 90s, and 2000s.
Descriptors: Adult Education, Professional Associations, Recognition (Achievement), Educational History
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Hutchinson, Edward – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2010
It is the author's experience that some of the most perplexing and time-consuming problems that face the chief executive of a National Association in Adult Education, arise out of international contacts. He thinks it is very wise that the Australian Association should give attention to the matter early in its existence. By so doing, the author…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Professional Associations, Global Approach, Foreign Countries
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Stehlik, Tom – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2010
This article presents the author's response to "An Experiment in Method" by J.L.J. Wilson. In 1960-61 Wilson was invited to give lectures on "modern techniques in adult education" as part of a training school for those involved in the work of developing "Co-operatives for Aborigines" which were sponsored by the…
Descriptors: Group Discussion, Adult Education, Problem Solving, Adult Learning