Originally published in 1987 this book addresses practical issues in the education of adults in the USA but also encompasses theoretical and abstract ideas. There are chapters on 20th century initiatives in American adult education as well as education of the elderly and adult literacy.
Part 1: Introduction 1. Participation and Adult Education Agencies 2. Philosophies, Purposes and Conceptualizations of Education of Adults Part 2: Clientele of Education of Adults 3.Education of Adults in the Corporate Image 4. New Perspectives on the Education of the Elderly in the United States 5. New Perspectives on Literacy Education in the United States Part 3: Research and Theory 6. New Perspectives on the Study of Adults 7. Theoretical Perspectives Part 4: The Future 8. Perspectives on the Future
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