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DEVELOPMENTS IN ADULT EDUCATION*

Nature volume 149, pages 504506 (02 May 1942) | Download Citation

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DESPITE all that has been done in the field of educational psychology adult education has still only an empirical basis. There has been practically no research in Great Britain and very little in the United States. Yet without such careful inquiry it is not possible to plan effectively the great extension of the movement that is desirable after the War or to develop the necessary variety of methods. The first stage is to determine the problems to which the attention of psychological investigators should be directed. The educational activities now so widespread among men and women of H. M. Forces should yield valuable data and suggestions.

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    • BASIL A. YEAXLEE

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