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Patterns of Learning: New Perspectives on Life-span Education


reviewed by William Bean Kennedy 1988

coverTitle: Patterns of Learning: New Perspectives on Life-span Education
Author(s): Cyril O. Houle
Publisher: John Wiley, New York
ISBN: 0875895972, Pages: , Year:
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For those who know Cyril Houle personally, Patterns of Learning will remind them happily of his many rich contributions to adult education. It will make those who do not know him wish that they did. The emeritus professor of education at the University of Chicago and senior program consultant for the Kellogg Foundation brings together in this book wisdom garnered from a lifetime of interest and activity in adult education. He explores many ways of learning, offered separately or simultaneously or sequentially, in order to stimulate educators of adults to be more creative in life-span learning by considering a broader framework for their programs. Intending “to stimulate not prescribe,” Houle develops a fascinating potpourri of examples. Who else would put such a list of subjects together—Montaigne, Pope, Thoreau, Billy Graham, Edward Everett, William Osler, and the city of Florence? He develops each chapter by describing the learning context of the subject... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 90 Number 2, 1988, p. 321-322
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 502, Date Accessed: 6/28/2017 4:43:23 AM

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