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Author Clancy, Sharon, author

Title Sir George Trevelyan, residential adult education and the new age : 'to open the immortal eye' / Sharon Clancy
Published Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, [2023]


Description 1 online resource (xviii, 275 pages) : illustrations
Series Palgrave studies in adult education and lifelong learning
Palgrave studies in adult education and lifelong learning.
Contents Part One: Steps towards Democratising Adult Education -- Chapter One Introduction: Residential Adult Education Ideas and Antecedents -- Chapter Two Adult Education into the Twentieth Century -- Chapter Three Spirit and Character the role of the Warden -- Part Two: Developing within Democratic Adult Education Contexts -- Chapter Four Culture is ordinary dialectics, critical thinking and elitism -- Chapter Five Country House living and Artisanship -- Chapter Six The Spiritual Turn, Power and Hierarchy -- Part Three: the Future of Adult Education Lessons, Challenges and Stirrings -- Chapter Seven McMindfulness and the Crisis in Adult Education -- Chapter Eight - Into the Future Green Shoots and Activism
Summary This book examines the development of British post-Second World War short-term residential adult education, through the lens of the Shropshire Adult Education College (1948 1976) and the tenure of Sir George Trevelyan as its first warden. Trevelyan is acknowledged as the godfather of new-age spiritualism in the UK and is credited with the development of eclectic and esoteric learning opportunities in arts, traditional crafts, culture and ecology. Embodying the spirit of a new national drive for optimism and enterprise in the post-war period, Trevelyan, and his contemporaries at other colleges, took risks and innovated in new pedagogical approaches to adult education, capturing the imagination of hundreds of students, before being stifled by an increasingly restrictive policy framework and financial strictures. The book considers the ideological drivers and tensions behind this unique form of education - its inception, evolution and virtual demise - and seeks to learn from its complex history to inform education in the future. Sharon Clancy is Assistant Professor at the University of Nottingham, UK, specialising in post-16 and adult education. Her writing focuses on class, culture and social justice issues with a socio-historical lens. She leads the Research Circle on Fostering Democracy, Debate and Dialogue which emerged from the Centenary Commission on Adult Education. Sharon was Head of Community Engagement at the University of Nottingham between 2007 and 2013. A voluntary sector/public engagement leader before entering academia, she was CEO of Mansfield Council for Voluntary Services between 2000 and 2007. Sharon is currently Chair of the Raymond Williams Foundation. She is also a commissioner for the Centenary Commission, Communications Officer for SCUTREA and Co-Editor of the Studies in the Education of Adults journal.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Trevelyan, George
Trevelyan, George
Shropshire Adult Education College -- History
Adult education -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century
Adult education
Great Britain
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9783031359552