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An Overview of Adult Education Research


reviewed by John Walker Powell 1959

coverTitle: An Overview of Adult Education Research
Author(s): Edmund de S. Brunner, David S. Wilder, Corrine Kirchner, John S. Newberry, Jr.
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
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The growth of adult education as a teaching discipline has been inhibited by the simple lack of anything unique to teach—or the lack of perception of such knowledge, at any rate. History it has, but inseparable, without violence, from that of the institutions and associations that sponsor it. Methods it has, but not a monopoly on them. At every edge it shades off into social work, social science, therapy, or the common world of intellect. To become a discipline it must have focus; to become a science it must generate research. In this light, the publication of An Overview of Adult Education Research is probably the most important event in the history of adult education since the founding of the first national association in its behalf, more than thirty years ago. For some time at least, this book will be the hub of the wheel on which our teaching of adult... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 61 Number 2, 1959, p. 112-112
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 3431, Date Accessed: 10/23/2017 11:23:32 AM

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