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eduard c. lindeman and the making of adult education

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Eduard C. Lindeman (1885-1953) is one of the key figures in the conceptualization of adult education and in the formation of thinking about informal education. In the encyclopaedia and archives we have a number of pieces that relate to his work and to those that he worked with and influenced. This feature links to an article about Eduard Lindeman in Youth and Policy 82 (2004).

For an initial profile and assessment go to: Eduard C. Lindeman and informal education.

In the encyclopaedia

Mary Parker Follett and informal education. With her concern for creative experience, democracy and for developing local community organizations, Mary Parker Follett (a collaborator with Eduard Lindeman) is an often forgotten, but still deeply instructive thinker for educators.

Malcolm S. Knowles, informal adult education, self-direction and andragogy. A champion of andragogy, self-direction in learning and informal adult education, Malcolm S. Knowles was a very influential figure in the adult education field. He viewed Eduard Lindeman as his mentor. Here we review his life and achievements, and assess his contribution.