Malcolm Shepherd Knowles : A History of His Thought

Henry, George W. (2011) Malcolm Shepherd Knowles : A History of His Thought. Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World. Nova Science Publishers, Hauppauge, NY.

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This book traces the evolution of thinking of the American adult educator, Malcolm Knowles, and maps the development of his conceptual framework over the period 1950 to 1995. It constructs an overall narrative history of Knowles’ thought, and shows how andragogy provided him with both a label and a unifying theme for his practical-theoretical framework aimed at producing self-directed lifelong learners. Knowles died in 1997 and left a large legacy of books and journal articles. The book examines the writings that constitute Knowles' principal works. It identifies the major elements of his thought, shows the interrelationships between ideas and indicates the major phases through which his thinking passed. Importantly, the book establishes that Knowles’ theorising was traceable and that he possessed a clear and coherent conceptual framework.

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ID Code: 43849
Item Type: Book
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Keywords: Adult education, andragogy, Malcolm Knowles, lifelong learning, self-directed learning, andragogical-pedagogical assumptions
ISBN: 9781612094519
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Education Systems not elsewhere classified (130199)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900) > Education not elsewhere classified (139999)
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 Nova Science Publishers
Deposited On: 08 Aug 2011 23:40
Last Modified: 25 May 2016 22:18

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