Originally published in 1991 this book analyses the input of those who made important contributions to the education of adults in the USA between 1607 and 1920. Examining the historical roots of adult education the book explores commonalities among innovators such as Cotton Mather, Benjamin Franklin, Margaret Fuller Ossoli and Ida Tarbell. It charts the development of important educational programmes including the American Lyceum, Chautauqua and local organizations such as mechanics' institutes and the Junto in Philadelphia.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Introduction 1. Early Innovators in the Education of Adults: Their Lives and Times Part 2: Innovators in the Formative Era (1607-1790) 2. Anne Marbury Hutchinson 3. Cotton Mather 4. Benjamin Franklin Part 3: Innovators in the Establishment Era (1791-1860) 5. Timothy Claxton 6. Josiah Holbrook 7. Margaret Fuller Ossoli Part 4: Innovators in the National Era (1861-1920) 8. Peter Cooper 9. John Heyl Vincent and Lewis Miller 10. Ida Tarbell Part 5: Summary and Conclusions 11. Innovators in the Education of Adults 1607-1920: Summary and Conclusions