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Political education for adults

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This paper investigates the provision of political education for adults. The author seeks to answer the questions of what skills, knowledge, resources and attitudes are required to make adults effective in the wider political arena - and how to deliver these. The main body of evidence is provided by a survey of the literature; supported by the author's reflections upon his own experience as an active citizen. The paper opens with a consideration of a number of relevant definitions. In order to place the study in context, the author presents information on the history of political education and the perceived attitudes of contemporary society towards politics. Subsequent sections consider the special features of adult learning and the most suitable learning methods for adult use. The paper closes with the author's summary of his findings and his proposed personal agenda for providing a range of political education through a variety of channels to the community.


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Copyright 1989 the Author - The University is continuing to endeavour to trace the copyright owner(s) and in the meantime this item has been reproduced here in good faith. We would be pleased to hear from the copyright owner(s). Bibliography: leaves 122-137. Thesis (M.Ed.Stud.)--University of Tasmania, 1990

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