×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Ministry of Enthusiasm: Centenary Essays on the Workers' Educational Association
     

Ministry of Enthusiasm: Centenary Essays on the Workers' Educational Association

by Steven K. Roberts, Tony Blair
 

ISBN-10: 0745319084

ISBN-13: 9780745319087

Pub. Date: 03/20/2003

Publisher: Pluto Press

With contributions from practitioners and scholars in adult education, it sets the WEA in its historical and social context, tracing its development, and asks key questions about the provision of adult education today. Has it become a middle-class movement? Is it an instrument of social change or is it an academic institution along classical lines? Is it an autonomous

Overview

With contributions from practitioners and scholars in adult education, it sets the WEA in its historical and social context, tracing its development, and asks key questions about the provision of adult education today. Has it become a middle-class movement? Is it an instrument of social change or is it an academic institution along classical lines? Is it an autonomous voluntary organization or has it become an arm of the state educational service? The contributors provide answers to these questions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745319087
Publisher:
Pluto Press
Publication date:
03/20/2003
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
5.32(w) x 8.47(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Notes on Contributors
Brief Chronology of the WEA
Introduction ; Stephen K. Roberts
1. The WEA - the Foundation and the Founder; Bernard Jennings
2. Battersea and the Formation of the Workers' Educational Association; Sean Creighton
3. The First Students in the Workers' Educational Association Individual Enlightenment and Collective Advance; Lawrence Goldman
4. R. H. Tawney and the WEA; Meredith Kwartin Rusoff
5. The Evolution of the WEA in the West Midlands – 1905-26; Stephen K. Roberts
6. The Friends and Enemies of the WEA; Bernard Jennings
7. 'A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall' The National Association and Internationalism 1918-1939; John Atkins
8. Survival, Growth and Retreat the WEA in Wartime – 1939-45; John Field
9. Unions, Adult Education and Post-War Citizenship the WEA and the Construction of Trade Union Education; John Holford
10. Ideology and Provision the WEA and the Politics of Workers' Education in Early Twentieth Century Scotland; Rob Duncan
11. The WEA and Workers' Education in Early Twentieth Century Wales; Richard Lewis
12. Women's Involvement in the WEA and Women's Education; Zoe Munby
13. Literature , Cultural Studies and the WEA; Derek Tatton
14. From Day Release to Lifelong Learning Workplace Education and the WEA after 1964; Peter Caldwell and Stephen K. Roberts
15. WEA Values in the Twenty-First Century; Julia Jones
WEA Voices
Index

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews