The People’s University A 100yr History of Canterbury Workers Educational Assoc

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The People’s University: A Centennial History of the Canterbury Workers’ Educational Association 1915-2015

ISBN: 9781927145593
Authors(s): Ian Dougherty

About The People’s University: A Centennial History of the Canterbury Workers’ Educational Association 1915-2015:

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.

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No of pages: 256
Published as: Paperback
Genre: Education & Teaching