Adult Education in the American Experience: From the Colonial Period to the Present / Edition 1

Adult Education in the American Experience: From the Colonial Period to the Present / Edition 1

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by Harold W. Stubblefield, Patrick Keane
     
 

From the earliest contributions of Native Americans in the colonial period to the workforce preparation crisis in the 1980s, this book explores the patterns, themes, and changing ideologies of learning and education in adulthood.Harold W. Stubblefield and Patrick Keane detail the broad context of adult learning and its relationship to social, economic, and

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From the earliest contributions of Native Americans in the colonial period to the workforce preparation crisis in the 1980s, this book explores the patterns, themes, and changing ideologies of learning and education in adulthood.Harold W. Stubblefield and Patrick Keane detail the broad context of adult learning and its relationship to social, economic, and political movements throughout American history. Giving special attention to issues of race, ethnicity, class, religion, and gAnder, the authors examine the institutions, agencies, and programs that have disseminated knowledge and culture to adults. They describe the ideology of self-improvement and the role of adult education in the struggle against social injustice, economic powerlessness, and segregation. And they show the alternative educational systems—including women's organizations, self-help efforts of African Americans, and education programs created by industrial workers and farmers—created to address interests ignored by the larger society.From the earliest contributions of Native Americans in the colonial period to the workforce preparation crisis in the 1980s, Adult Education in the American Experience explores the patterns, themes, and changing ideologies of learning and education in adulthood.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787900250
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/01/1994
Series:
Higher and Adult Education Series
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
416
Sales rank:
1,239,169
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.21(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Part One: Adult Education in Early America.

Part Two: The Early National and Antebellum Eras.

Part Three: Adult Education in an Era of Modernization.

Part Four: The Nation Amid Crisis and Recovery.

Part Five: America at the Peak of World Power.

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