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Despite modem and 1920s era assertions that the term "adult education" was practically unknown in the United States prior to 1924, American usage dates at least to the late nineteenth century. By 1899 at least four influential people had used the term. Melvil Dewey, the inventor of the book...
This study explored registered nurses' participation in baccalaureate nursing programs as a holistic phenomenon, focusing on eliciting their perspective of the process. Indepth unstructured interviews were conducted with 18 registered nurses who were at various points in their pursuit of the...
This paper proposes basic epistemological, communicative and critically analytic criteria for the development of formal theory in adult education. Epistemological criteria focus on the ways in which the categories of knowledge comprising a theory are judged to be intellectually sound....
Conflicting positions continue to dominate the debate about whether adult education is a field of study or a field of practice. Drawing on recent developments in the reorganization of departments of adult education at universities in the Netherlands, it is argued that traditional formulations of...
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