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Public evening schools in the United States have always had a triple purpose: to teach vocational skills, to compensate for lack of previous education and to Americanize the immigrant. In New York, the evening schools performed all three functions, but be cause the city was home to millions of...
The New York City YMHA is one of the oldest and largest Jewish Centers in America. Its founders, successful German Jews, were bent on acculturating successive generations of Jewish immi grants—first German and later Eastern European—through cultural, religious, recreational and educational...
Among middle class blacks, people whose aspirations for suc cess and status have been strong but whose economic and occu pational base for achievement has been weak, the desire for edu cation, broadly conceived, including manners and social graces, intellectual and practical business skills,...
Adult education literature in the 1920's, 1930's, and early 1940's was examined to identify conceptions of and approaches to adult civic education held by leaders of the American adult edu cation movement. Adult education advocates and theorists began in the mid 1920's to distinguish between...
Adult educators who are interested in increasing the extent and variety of learning experiences provided to the public have sought to achieve this goal by innovative programming and an entrepreneurial approach to funding. If major expansion is to occur in the provision of adult education, it can...
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