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Challenging the Professionalization of Adult Education: John Ohliger and Contradictions in Modern Practice
     

Challenging the Professionalization of Adult Education: John Ohliger and Contradictions in Modern Practice

by Andre P. Grace (Editor), Tonette S. Rocco (Editor), Michael Welton (Foreword by)
 

"John Ohliger made you angry, made you think, made you laugh, made you want to sing, made you read literature late into the night and poetry when you might have been working. His remarkable story is of the making of the most influential adult education intellectual in the United States of the twentieth century working outside the university. Grace and Rocco deliver

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"John Ohliger made you angry, made you think, made you laugh, made you want to sing, made you read literature late into the night and poetry when you might have been working. His remarkable story is of the making of the most influential adult education intellectual in the United States of the twentieth century working outside the university. Grace and Rocco deliver the goods on this complex and challenging activist adult educator."
—Budd Hall, director, Office of Community-Based Research, University of Victoria

"I met John Ohliger just once. He was a crusty, challenging, eccentric, wonderful man. This is a remarkable book about that wonderful man, in which you can hear Ohliger's own voice and then read a whole crowd of leading thinkers in the field of adult education reflecting on his legacy. You do not get this kind of quality thinking between two covers too often."
—Michael Newman, author, Teaching Defiance

"John Ohliger was a quite unique adult educator and he made his impression on American adult education. Educators should know his work and this book provides an excellent introduction to it. The authors are to be commended for making it known to a new generation."
—Peter Jarvis, editor, International Journal of Lifelong Education

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From the Publisher
The strengths of the book are many. It not only serves as a biography, it takes readers through the philosophy of adult education as practice, not just a “profession,” and informs readers of the history and politics of Ohliger's time. It also does a nice job of comparing the various philosophies and pedagogical understandings of those past and present in the field of adult education.
— Debra L. Dukes, From NACADA Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787978273
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/02/2009
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.50(d)

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Meet the Author

André P. Grace is McCalla Research Professor and director of the Institute for Sexual Minority Studies and Services in the Faculty of Education, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.

Tonette S. Rocco is associate professor and program leader of the Adult Education and Human Resource Development Program at Florida International University. She is a Cyril O. Houle Scholar.

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