Document Type

Article

Date

Fall 1991

Embargo Period

7-25-2011

Keywords

Libraries, Adult Education, Continuing Education

Language

English

Disciplines

Education

Description/Abstract

IT WAS THE experiences of World War II that made me, along with others, realize that if peace were to be maintained we would need a more enlightened citizenry, more people qualified in the occupations and professions, and more understanding of the international scene. During the war it had become apparent that adults, under great pressure and in short periods of time, could learn how to rivet (Rosie the Riveter!), how to speak new languages, how to operate the machines of war, and how to become leaders. Clearly, adult men and women could learn 'new tricks'. They could acquire the knowledge and skills appropriate to peacetime. To help make this possible, I committed myself to the development of the field of adult education.

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