The Future of Adult Education - A Statement approved by the 1944 Annual General Meeting of the....

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Full title: 'The Future of Adult Education - A Statement approved by the 1944 Annual General Meeting of the Association of Tutors in Adult Education'

Published by the Association of Tutors in Adult Education, Leeds, in 1944. 36 pages. Booklet - c.14cm by 21cm (S8295WSO)

From the opening paragraph: We are not directly concerned with all education of adults but only with that loosely but sufficiently defined in the present Adult Education Regulations as. "the liberal education of adults." Indirectly we may be concerned with vocational and with technical education since it can . scarcely be maintained that a "liberal education" is sufficient in itself or that a "liberal education" is unaffected by educational processes outside its own field., A sound educational policy will encourage both "liberal education" and education of a vocational and technical kind. Each is capable of raising the level of achievement in the other. Vocational and technical' education will be more significant against a background of liberal education, and the student in our classes, especially in those dealing with the arts, will be more effective if he has some appropriate technical training. So far there has been too little planned interchange of students between classes held under the A.E.R. and classes in subjects treated from the standpoint of technique. But the adult education in which we have been professionally interested has been of the type that is grant-aided under the Adult Education Regulations; and we suggest that this field of education is relatively self-contained and should, in the future as in the past, be adminis­tered under a separate code of Regulations or, at least, should a decision to unify the A.E.R. and the regulations for Further Education be taken, under a separate and distinct part or chapter of a new code. Contents include:

The Aims and Purposes of Adult Education 
Facilities for Adult Education 
Teaching Personnel 
Conditions of Employment 
The Organization of Adult Education 
Appendix A. The Employment of Staff, Article XI and full-time non-staff tutors 
Appendix B. Training Scheme for Tutors 
Appendix C. Proposed Scale of Salaries and Fees 

The condition of the booklet is generally poor, but is perfect as a reading copy of reference for study. The covers have several scuffs and blemishes, and discolouration and wear along the edges. The staple spine is loose, with the inside booklet almost completely detached from the covers, but all pages are intact and unblemished.