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Adult and Continuing Education Administration

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Dr. Uche J. Obidiegwu

2011

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Definitions Of Adult Education, Dr. Uche J. Obidiegwu Jan 2011

Definitions Of Adult Education, Dr. Uche J. Obidiegwu

Dr. Uche J. Obidiegwu

This paper is articulated in the interest of new entrants into the profession of adult education, to colleagues – educators and non-educators, who may wish to share in this all- embracing and encompassing discipline which seems to be confusing to many people, also for the advancement of knowledge in this area of study. The paper explains why the concept of adult education seems confusing, reviews some definitions of adult education by different authors, proposes some definitions, highlighted andragogy as conceived by Malcolm Knowles and pointed out that it should not be viewed as being in sharp contrast with pedagogy in the ...