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The development of adult education in the Victoria University College district following the Adult education acts of 1938 and 1947 : an essay towards a history

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This thesis does not seek to trace the full history of Adult Education in the Victoria University College District. Although such a history would be of value to those concerned with Adult Education, its size would be beyond the scope of this thesis. It will seek to show the broader influences of the 1938 and 1947 Adult Education Acts, as they have affected the development of Adult Education within the Victoria University College District. This will involve a discussion of many historical themes, but it will concentrate largely on the organisational and administrative aspects which have sought to give to Adult Education an identity of its own, whilst setting it in the pattern of life-long education linked with school, home, office, farm and factory.


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Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

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Master of Arts

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Faculty of Education / Te Whānau o Ako Pai

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