Adult education in the American experience: from the colonial period to the present

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Jossey-Bass Publishers, Oct 27, 1994 - Business & Economics - 397 pages
"Stubblefield and Keane have brought a high degree of organization and coherence to the very complex history of adult education in the United States. No one who is serious about the study of adult learning can afford to be without this thoroughly researched volume."
--David W. Stewart, director of program development, the Center for Adult Learning and Educational Credentials, American Council on Education

From the earliest contributions of Native Americans in the colonial period to the workforce preparation crisis in the 1980s, this book explores the patterns, themes, and changing ideologies of learning and education in adulthood.

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While researching a person who, in the first half of the 19th century, was deeply involved in adult education, I realized that I needed some background information on just what adult education looked ... Read full review


Formative Influences on Adult Education in America
Adult Education in Early America
Informal and Literary Endeavors

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HAROLD W. STUBBLEFIELD is professor of adult education at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. A winner of the 1988 Imogene Okes Award for Outstanding Research in Adult Education, he has been chair of the Commission of Professors of Adult Education and a consulting editor of Adult Education Quarterly.

PATRICK KEANE was professor of continuing education at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia from 1970 until his retirement in 1992. His articles have been published in such journals as Studies in Adult Education, International Journal of Lifelong Education, Convergence, and Adult Education Quarterly.

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