On the Origins Of the Term and Meanings Of "Adult Education" In the United States

@inproceedings{Stubblefield1992OnTO,
  title={On the Origins Of the Term and Meanings Of "Adult Education" In the United States},
  author={Harold W. Stubblefield and John R. Rachal},
  year={1992}
}
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 cataloging system, had even offered a typology of adult education in 1904. Other terms, such as continuation education, home education, popular education, university extension, and educational extension, all… CONTINUE READING