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Adult Education in the American Experience: From the Colonial Period to the Present

ISBN: 978-0-7879-0025-0
416 pages
November 1994, Jossey-Bass
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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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Part One: Adult Education in Early America.

Part Two: The Early National and Antebellum Eras.

Part Three: Adult Education in an Era of Modernization.

Part Four: The Nation Amid Crisis and Recovery.

Part Five: America at the Peak of World Power.

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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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"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
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