The People's University

ISBN: 9781927145593

Author: Ian Dougherty    Publisher: Canterbury University Press

From its earliest days in a cold, rented room in a former Christchurch warehouse, the Canterbury Workers' Educational Association has been a pioneering provider of adult education, enriching, and sometimes even transforming, the lives of thousands of men and women. Through its box and travelling library schemes, inspired by the charismatic James Shelley, it took adult education to nearly every nook and cranny of the Canterbury and Westland provinces from the 1920s, Its wider horizons programme revolutionised adult education for retired people from the 1970s. In The People's University, widely published historian Ian Dougherty tells the fascinating and important story of this resilient association over its first 100 years and of the enthusiastic and committed involvement of students, tutors, volunteers and staff.

Bind: paperback

Pages: 256

Dimensions: 215 x 250 mm

Publication Date: 10-03-2015

Availability Date: 12-03-2015

Tags: March 2015   History   New Zealand   Education

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