Originally published in 1920, this collection of essays presents and discusses some of the principal subjects addressed in the Report of the Committee on Adult Education in 1919. The authors examine topics such as women and adult education, and the democratic foundations and implications of further education for those past school-leaving age. One essay is written by an adult student from Southport who is a self-described 'working-man'. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the history of education.
1. Introduction R. St John Parry; 2. The purpose and meaning of adult education D. H. S. Cranage; 3. Historical survey A. E. Dobbs; 4. Organisation A. E. Mansbridge; 5. Democracy and adult education J. Howard B. Masterman; 6. Labour and adult education Arthur Greenwood; 7. Women and adult education Huws Davies; 8. The university extension movement Alice Thompson; 9. The tutorial class movement W. G. Constable; 10. A student's experience Alfred Cobham; Index.
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