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The Place for Creativity in Education

To understand creativity in education within the European context we must first look at the development of education. Public schooling began with the industrial revolution when the demand for a qualified workforce rose. 701 more words

The World Conference on Adult Education, 1929

I’m writing a discussion paper on comparative studies in adult education, an area of academic research that seems to me in trouble. As so often is the case, I have been side-tracked, thanks to a discussion with a German colleague and friend who mentioned the 1929 World Conference on Adult Education. 241 more words


Educating the mob

Who pays for education? Private or public, secular or religious? Should it be funded by federal or state governments? We’ve been here many times before. 1,391 more words

Australian History

Class prejudice, social surveys and adult education: a WW2 example

In 1946, a 27-year-old lieutenant colonel published an article in the Sociological Review on the educational values of ‘Local Survey Courses’.The aim of these courses was ‘to stimulate human interests and arouse awareness of the locality and its social problems’ among women members of the armed forces. 490 more words


My Clarion Call for a DCPS PRIDE Movement

On a pleasant summer evening in July 2014, I attended a friend’s birthday party in a NW DC neighborhood. It was truly a lovely, intimate affair in a small, hospitable neighborhood cafe that had the feel of a row house that once inhabited a family. 448 more words

DC Public Schools

In praise of Trove: an Australian reports on the World Association for Adult Education

In 1929, a Tasmanian school teacher attended the conference in Cambridge of the World Association for Adult Education. In early 1931, Mr G. W. Knight spoke of his visit, which had also encompassed a teachers’ conference in Geneva, at a public meeting in Hobart Library. 314 more words