"Early Innovators in Adult Education" provides a description and analysis of individuals who made important contributions to the education of adults in the United States between 1630 and 1920. The book explores the historical roots of adult ...
education and searches for commonalities among the biographers of the innovators across different time periods. Incl uding such educational innovators as Cotton Mather, Benjamin Franklin, Margaret Fuller Ossoli and Ida Tarbell, the book charts the development of educational programmes including the American Lyceum, Chautauqua and local organizations such as mechanics institutes, the Junto in Philadelphia and circles of learning as devised by Margaret Fuller Ossoli. The biographical sketches provide a basis for interpreting each innovator's creative activities and contributions in the context of the economic, social and political periods in which they lived.
Number of pages: 224
Date of publication: 06/06/1991
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