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The Adult Education Movement in the United States


reviewed by Edward Joseph Shoben, Jr. 1963

coverTitle: The Adult Education Movement in the United States
Author(s): M. S. Knowles
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
ISBN: , Pages: , Year:
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Ours is a strange day. Men orbit their own earth like human moons, sailing the oceans of outer space that were only wildly dreamed of when that other miracle was performed, less than 20 years ago, of unlocking the atom. Parents who first heard a radio when they were adults raise children to whom television is a commonplace. From Pericles to the end of Victoria's reign, it was reasonable to assume that one generation would live in a world essentially similar to the world of its fathers. Now the time-span for revolutionary social change is compressed into less than a third of a lifetime. Instead of the traditional pattern of adapting themselves to relatively fixed conditions, modern men must prepare for an increasing flood of novelty and change. It is this inarguable theme that animates Malcolm S. Knowles's The Adult Education Movement in the United States (New York: Holt, Rinehart, and... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 64 Number 4, 1963, p. 351-351
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 2968, Date Accessed: 10/17/2017 6:34:39 PM

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