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Include Synonyms Include Dead terms. This book examines the philosophical foundations of adult education AE. The following topics are discussed: philosophy of AE philosophy and action in theory and practice and philosophy for adult educators ; liberal AE historical development, liberal education and the educated person, broad scope, process, liberal education of adults, Great Books program, evaluation of adult liberal education ; progressive AE historical perspective, progressive education and the AE movement, basic principles, contemporary programs inspired by progressive AE, assessment of progressive AE ; behaviorist AE antecedents of 20th-century behaviorism, behaviorism's founder John B.
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This book presents key concepts, information and principles to support the practice of adult education in African contexts. The authors introduce the foundations and the history of adult education in Africa and discuss the philosophy of adult education, its socio-cultural, political and economic environments, opportunities and access for adult learners, gender and development in adult education, adult education as a developing profession, the role of information and communications technology, how globalization impacts on adult education, and policies and structures of lifelong learning. Skip to main content. Home Foundations and philosophy of adult education in Africa.
Srinibas Bhattacharya is an established name in the literary world. A humanist with wide experience and deep insight, he is fairly known in India and abroad as a distinguished educationist, author and a psychologist. Bhattacharya has taught at a number of Universities in India, England and U.
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The book gives the historical grounding as well as the basic principles for each approach. In this edition each chapter has been revised and brought up to date. The chapter on radical adult education incorporates recent developments in radical education, phenomenology, feminist educational theory, and critical social theory. The book contains an entirely new chapter on postmodern adult education.
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