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.
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
Against a background of profound wordwide social and economic change, the concept of lifelong learning has come increasingly into the public eye. As educators and policy-makers rethink the meaning of education, the purpose of schooling and the place of learning in our everyday lives, educational institutions are opening up to those traditionally deprived of the opportunity. The books in this set, originally published between 1979 and 1992 with many including global case studies reflect upon major issues confronting adult educators worldwide and