New Perspectives on the Education of Adults in the United States: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

New Perspectives on the Education of Adults in the United States

1st Edition

By Huey B. Long


282 pages

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pub: 2018-11-23
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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.

Table of Contents

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

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Adult Education

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

  • discuss the role of adult education in social and community action
  • examine the relationship between class and adult education
  • look at the concept of culture and the transmission of cultural values in relations to adult education
  • evaluate the role of adult education in reducing unemployment
  • case studies of adult education programmes in Afria, Asia and Latin America.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Adult & Continuing Education